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Agusta A-110 four-engine compound helicopter project......

Caravellarella

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is an article in French about the Agusta A-110 four-engined compound helicopter "project". Two engines drive wing-mounted tractor propellors and the other two drive the main rotor......

The article comes from the 15th June 1965 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

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Some additional information from the vstol.org paper about Italian VTOL designs:
The A-110 was designed for a maximum speed of 500 km/h at a weight of
8000 kg, capable of transporting up to 35 pax.
The outer wing panels were intended to be foldable downwards to act as
stabilizing floats in the event of a water landing. Another, similar project
used a four-bladed rotor and no tail rotor.
Looks a bit like the ancestor of the Eurocopter X3. ;)
 

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