World's Fastest Helicopters

The first time that I ever went flying was in a Bell 47 helicopter at the county fair. The fastest speed that it would go was 91 kts. (169 km/h). Helicopters have developed a lot since then and it got me to wondering what is the speed of the fastest helicopters now?

Here is a list of the ten fastest helicopters in the World as of this year (2017 Listed in order):

Top Ten Fastest Helicopters

Eurocopter X3
Airbus Experimental Compound helicopter
Maximum Speed: 255 kts. (472 km/h)

CH-47 Chinook
Boeing Rotorcraft Systems
Maximum Speed: 170 kts. (315 km/h)

Hind
Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
Maximum Speed: 167 kts. (310 km/h)

AW101 (EH101) Merlin
Agusta and Westland Helicopters
Maximum Speed: 166 kts. (309 km/h)

AW139
Agusta Westland
Maximum Speed: 165 kts. (306 km/h)

NH90
NHIndustries
Maximum Speed: 162 kts. (300 km/h)

KA-52 Alligator
Kamov
Maximum Speed: 162 kts. (300 km/h)

MI-28N Night Hunter
Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
Maximum Speed: 162 kts. (300 km/h)

Mi-26 Halo
Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
Maximum Speed: 159 kts. (295 km/h)

AH-64 Apache
Hughes Helicopters (1975–1984), McDonnell Douglas (1984–1997), Boeing Defense, Space & Security (1997–present)
Maximum Speed: 158 kts. (284 km/h)

 

 


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