The helicopter Agusta-Bell AB.102. specifications. A photo.
The helicopter Agusta-Bell AB.102. specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Agusta-Bell AB.102. specifications. A photo.


Agusta-Bell AB.102 - Italian multi-purpose helicopter, developed in 1959, the aircraft manufacturers of the company «Agusta» and «Bell Helicopter».


Agusta-Bell AB.102 photo


The helicopter model Agusta-Bell AB.102 were developed by Italian and American aircraft manufacturers in 1955 year. The aircraft is designed as a multipurpose aircraft capable of find use as only 3 helicopter was built in the military aviation sector, and the civil sector, however, for several reasons, the production of aircraft of this model has been severely limited, and the small release period Agusta-Bell AB.102, including, but not two production versions, also a prototype.

As a fundamental principle for the creation of the model helicopter, the Italian aircraft manufacturers used the model of the American helicopter Bell 47, however, the similarity can be traced only in some structural and technical solutions.

For the first time in the air a helicopter Agusta-Bell AB.102 models took to the year 1959, in this case, the project was very interesting for producers who intend to build and sell not less than 100 copies of these products. However, due to lack of demand, the project was doomed to failure.


Photo Agusta-Bell AB.102


Despite its fairly compact dimensions, and the length of the aircraft Agusta-Bell AB.102 is less than 13 meters, the helicopter has a high capacity, allowing to accommodate up to 10 people, including passengers and one crew member. Moreover, the helicopter Agusta-Bell AB.102 can also be used as a vehicle, allowing to carry on board up to 880 kilogram of payload, which, given the production time of this model, was considered very acceptable. Moreover, the Agusta-Bell AB.102 helicopter can also be used as a medical aircraft that allows the transport of up to 4 patients on board, including, among other things, one pilot and a doctor.

Despite the fact that the helicopter Agusta-Bell AB.102 assumed position as a military aircraft, the use of the aircraft of any weapons not expected, since in fact, as a military unit, or fire cover vessel, the model It was not used.


Helicopter Agusta-Bell AB.102


The power plant of the Agusta-Bell AB.102 helicopter consists of one Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H4 radial aircraft engine, which has a capacity of 600 hp. The aircraft can travel at distances of up to 350 kilometers, at a cruising speed of 160 km / h, while the maximum flight speed of this aircraft can be 175 km / h.


Specifications Agusta-Bell AB.102.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 7-9 people (depending on layout);
  • helicopter length: 12,73 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,73 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 14,5 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 1810 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3025 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 175 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 350 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3900 m .;
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H4;
  • Power: 600 hp



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