Agusta A109: Διαφορά μεταξύ των αναθεωρήσεων

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The '''AgustaWestland A119 Koala''' is a single-engine development of the A109.
 
==Development==
==Operational history==
In the late 1960s Agusta designed the '''A109A''' as a single-engined commercial helicopter. It was soon realised that a twin-engined design was needed and it was re-designed in 1967 with two [[Allison 250-C14]] turboshaft engines. A projected military version (the '''A109B''') was not developed and the company concentrated on the eight-seat version the '''A109C'''. The first of three prototypes first flew on the [[4 August]] [[1971]]. A long protracted development then followed and the first production aircraft was not completed until April 1975. Delivery of production machines started in early 1976. The aircraft soon became a success and was soon used for roles other than as a light transport including as an air ambulance and search-and-rescue. In 1975 Agusta returned again to the possibility of a military version and trials were carried out between 1976 and 1977 with five A109As fitted with Hughes Aircraft TOW missiles. Two military versions were then developed, one for light attack or close suppoort and another for naval operations.
===Bribery scandal===
{{Main|Agusta scandal}}
The sale of the Agusta A109 to the Belgian armed forces in 1988 gave rise to a bribing scandal when it was revealed the company had given the Belgian Socialists over 50 million francs to get the sale. This scandal led to the resignation and conviction of NATO Secretary General [[Willy Claes]].
 
== Variants ==
===CA109===
Chinese version of A109,manufactured by [[Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation]] under license.
 
==Controversies==
{{Main|Agusta scandal}}
The sale of the Agusta A109 to the Belgian armed forces in 1988 gave rise to a bribing scandal when it was revealed the company had given the Belgian Socialists over 50 million francs to get the sale. This scandal led to the resignation and conviction of NATO Secretary General [[Willy Claes]].
 
==Operators==
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