A129 Mangusta Attack Helicopter
Manufactured by Augusta and flown by the Italian Army, the A129 Mangusta is an anti-tank / close air support attack helicopter. The A129 has been in service with the Italians since 1986.
The Mangusta is fitted with sophisticated navigation and night vision systems that allow it to fly and fight at night and in poor weather. A129 pilots wear helmets featuring the IHADSS system which projects flight, sensor and weapons aiming data onto the helmet's display.
Over the years, the A129 has been upgraded with new engines, rotors and the ability to mount a wider range of weapons. This improved version is known as the A129 International and is designed for the export market. The Italian Army now flies the A129 (CBT) as its main attack helicopter which is similar to the International version but keeps the original Rolls-Royce engines.
A129 MANGUSTA FEATURES
A129 Mangusta (CBT) Attack Helicopter Specifications
A129 armed with 8xTOW wire-guided missiles
Italian A129 CBT kitted out for close air support ops with 81/70mm rockets and 20mm gatling gun.
A129 Mangusta fitted with BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles. .