The Agusta A.106 was a single-seat light helicopter designed to provide an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platform for the Impavido-class destroyers of the Italian Navy. The aircraft was provided with a sophisticated electronics suite by Ferranti for autostabilisation and contact identification. Two torpedoes could be slung under the fuselage. The tail and two-bladed main rotor could be folded for shipboard stowage, and the skid undercarriage had fittings for flotation bags.
|Agusta A.106 maiden flight|
|Role||Light anti-submarine warfare helicopter|
|First flight||November 1965|
|Primary user||Italian Navy|
- Italian Navy (Marina Militare) for evaluation only
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969-70 
- Crew: one, pilot
- Length: 8.00 m (26 ft 3 in)
- Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 2.5 in)
- Empty weight: 590 kg (1,300 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,400 kg (3,086 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca-Agusta TAA.230 , 224 kW (300 hp)
- Main rotor diameter: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
- Main rotor area: 70.9 m2 (763 sq ft)
- Maximum speed: 176 km/h (109 mph, 95 kn)
- Range: 740 km (460 mi, 400 nmi) 
- Endurance: 4 hours 30 minutes
- Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft) 
- Rate of climb: 6.2 m/s (1,220 ft/min)
- 2 × Mk.44 torpedoes or
- 10 × depth charges or
- 2 × 7.62 mm machine-guns and 10 × 80 mm rockets
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- Taylor 1969, p.124.
- Max internal and external fuel.
- Hovering ceiling.
- Taylor, John W.R. (1969). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969-70. London: Jane's Yearbooks.
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 40.
- Simpson, R. W. (1998). Airlife's Helicopters and Rotorcraft. Ramsbury: Airlife Publishing. pp. 32, 36.