The Agusta A109 (now AW109) is a helicopter manufactured by Agusta (now AgustaWestland) of Italy. It is a light-weight, twin engine, eight seat multi-purpose helicopter. The AgustaWestland AW119 Koala is a single-engine development. The sale of the Agusta A109 to the Belgian armed forces in 1988 gave rise to a bribing scandal when it was revealed the company had given the Belgian Socialists over 50 million francs to get the sale. This scandal led to the resignation and conviction of NATO Secretary General Willy Claes. The Microsoft Flight Simulator version available for download is a very good replica of the A109 and includes a high quality virtual panel (360 functionality) and detailed switch panels. I don't usually fly helicopters because they aren't easy to fly. This one, however, is fairly forgiving with respect to flight characteristics and doesn't start swooping or swinging unintentionally. You will need to be the judge of whether you want this type of aircraft. I like it. The exterior appearance is very nice and complements the interior. Several different liveries are available including an Italian Caribinieri, Medivac, commercial, and many others. If I remember correctly, there are six versions. The following Wikipedia site provides a nice overview of the specifications of the real world A109/AW109: Click here.
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