Agusta A109 LUH (I-EPWR)

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Description: The Agusta A109 LUH is an Italian utility helicopter made by the company Agusta in the early 2000s. This one in particular (serial number I-EPWR) was the first prototype of this version. It was not a newly built unit; it is a converted A109 E Power that was made in 1996. The conversion took place in 2000, when Agusta finished the design and moved on to the creation of the first LUH. The prototype was used mainly to develop all the features of the LUH version and for marketing. It was also used to test some unique stuff, like floaters. A total of 5 LUH prototypes were made, but only the I-EPWR remained an LUH. All the other prototypes were later converted to A109E and sold or used for marketing. The prototype is fitted with a typical forestal South African camo, with dark green, brown, and sand used mainly for marketing. Despite being a very important asset in the LUH program, the I-EPWR is actually a pretty obscure unit. Not much is known about it’s current status, but since there is no information regarding a possible conversion or its decommission, very likely the prototype is still being used by Agusta to develop and market the LUH version since not many testbeds of this variant still exist.

Why it should be in the game: It could be a good addition in the line after the A109 EOA2. It could also replace the hungarian Mi24v that is a mere russian copypaste.

Specifications:

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Armaments

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Lodouts that are not mentioned here:
2x 20 mm cannon
12x FZ231 unguided rokets
12x FZ275 laser guided rokets
Flares/chaff
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Sources

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https://www.helis.com/database/cn/30150/
https://www.helis.com/database/model/A109LUH/cn
https://www.saairforce.co.za/seed/public/files/aircraft_files/3/A109LUH%20brochure.pdf
Agusta A109LUH Production List © by dgualdo.it
I-EPWR Data Sheet © by: Damiano GUALDONI
ROTORSPOT - Production list Agusta/AgustaWestland A109, AW109

Pictures

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The I-EPWR before being converted
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Not the I-EPWR but this is another LUH owned By Agusta this time with malaysian camo
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+1 for more A109

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+1 italy needs as much helis as it can get

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I would prefer this without Hellfires, as an upgrade for AW.109 we have in game already and a predecessor for A129 International in the tree.

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For that role we have this one (with 8 tow’s)
This one could be implemented after the I-DVCM that would go after the EOA2

and this one as a possible premium

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+1
It would be really cool if it was given the HOT’s and the Hellfires

TOW’s could be stock possibly to help with the grind, because of the limited rocket’s, only 2 pods might land you 1 kill, 2 if skilled, 3 if skilled and the enemy is using even less of their brain then average

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