Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  Hirundo A109


Country of Origin: Italy.
Similar Aircraft: OH-58 Kiowa, UH-1 Iroquois, UH-1N Model 212, Lynx.
Crew: One, two.
Role: Utility, ECM, ambulance, scout, attack, air defense, antitank.
Armament: Machine guns, rockets, pods, HOT or TOW missiles.
Dimensions: Length: 42 ft, 10 in (13.06 m). Rotor diameter: 36 ft (11.02 m).


Wings: Four-blade main rotor mounted on hump above the body midsection. Weapon-carrying platforms at bottom midsection.

Engine(s): Two turboshafts on top of fuselage. Exhaust ports protrude upward and to the rear.

Fuselage: Rectangular with flat belly. Retractable landing gear. Tapered, rounded nose section. Stepped cockpit. Upswept, tapered rear section.

Tail: Swept-back and tapered tail fin with angular tip. Swept-back and tapered belly fin with angular tip. Small rotor on left side attached to the tapered tail boom.


Argentina, Greece, Italy, Mexico, UK, Venezuela.

More Hirundo A109 Art

GTA 44-2-18:  Hirundo A109 Front
GTA 44-2-18:  Hirundo A109 Side
GTA 44-2-18:  Hirundo A109 Bottom