A129 Mangusta Weapon Systems // Aircraft // Helicopters

Country of Origin: Italy

The Mangusta (Italian for "mongoose") is a highly advanced light anti-tank attack helicopter intended for service with the Italian army and for export. Compared to other Western attack helicopters, the Mangusta is relatively small and light. In technical sophistication it rivals several U.S. and Russian front-line attack helicopters. The four-blade, fully articulated main rotor hub is made of steel and has a single elastomeric bearing for each blade. Rotor hinge offset is a relatively...


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