Specifications for the
Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
Focus Model: AgustaWestland A109 (Power)
Country of Origin: Italy
Manufacturer: AgustaWestland - Italy
Initial Year of Service: 1976
Crew: 2 + 8
Length: 42.78ft (13.04m)
Width: 36.09ft (11.00m)
Height: 11.48ft (3.50m)
Weight (Empty): 4,409lbs (2,000kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,614lbs (3,000kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada 206C turboshaft engines delivering 567 horsepower OR 2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2K1 turboshaft engines delivering 571 horsepower to a four-bladed main rotor and two-bladed tail tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 177mph (285kmh; 154kts)
Maximum Range: 599miles (964km)
Service Ceiling: 19,685ft (6,000m; 3.7miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,930 feet per minute (588m/min)
Usually none. Armed (Military) Versions can field any of the following:
2 x 12.7mm heavy machine gun pods
2 x 7.62mm general purpose machine gun pods
2 x 12.7mm OR 7.62mm machine gun on pintle mounts at cabin doors.
2 x TOW anti-tank missiles (2x2 OR 2x4 each)
2 x 7-shot 2.75in/81mm unguided rocket pods
2 x 12-shot 2.75in/81mm unguided rocket pods
2 x rocket/machine gun pod combo mounting (3 rockets, 200 x machine gun ammunition).
A109 - Base Series Designation
A109A - Initial Production Models; fitted with 2 x Allison Model 250-C20 turboshaft engines.
A109A EOA - Italian Army model
A109A Mk II - Modernized commercial A109A
A109A Mk II MAX - MEDEVAC variant based on A109A Mk II variant.
A109B - Proposed military variant; never produced.
A109C - Commercial passenger variant; fitted with 2 x Allison Model 250-C20R-1 turboshaft engines; seating for eight passengers.
A109C MAX - MEDEVAC variant of the A109C
A109D - One-Off Prototype Form
A109E "Power" - Modernized commercial passenger variant; fitted with 2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2K1 or 2 x Pratt & Whitney PW206C turboshaft engines.
A109E "Power Elite" - Lengthened passenger cabin; based on A109E production model.
A109 LUH (Light Utility Helicopter) - Militarized variant based on the A109E Power series.
MH-68A "Stingray" - US Coast Guard operational model for search & rescue sorties and armed intercept.
A109K - Militarized variant
A109K2 - Hot-and-High performance model with fixed undercarriage.
A109M - Militarized variant
A109KM - Hot-and-high militarized variant of the A109M.
A109KN - Navalized variant of the A109M
A109CM - Base military model of the A109M
A109GdiF - Specialized variant of the A109M for service with the Guardia di Finanza of Italy.
A109BA - Belgian Army Variant
AW109S "Grand" - Fitted with 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207 series turboshaft engines; lengthened passenger cabin; revised main rotor blades.
CA109 - Local Chinese license-production variant of the A109 under the CAIC label.
AW109 "Grand New" - Simplified AW109S Grand
AW109 SP - Alternative designation for AW109 Grand New model.
Albania; Argentina; Australia; Bangladesh; Belgium; Benin; Bulgaria; China; Chile; Ghana; Greece; Honduras; Iran; Italy; Japan; New Zealand; Latvia; Malaysia; Mexico; Montenegro; Nigeria; Paraguay; Peru; Poland; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Slovakia; Slovenia; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States; Venezuela