Technology is reaching at its peak in this 21st-century world. Man created unique models of military equipment by using this advanced technology. It is the demand for every country of the world to produce an advanced type of war equipment to combat with any situation. Today we discuss the world fastest helicopters which used for both civil and military purposes. Fastest helicopters are those who used for heavy transport, has high speed and operate in both cold and hot conditions. The helicopter is the reliable source for battle and supplies across the globe. Many countries much focused on research of helicopters to make it more advanced and high speed. Before reading on Fastest Helicopter take a look at Most fastest fighter Aircraft in the world.
Here we compiled Top 10 Deadly Amazing Fastest Helicopters in The World.
10. AH-64D Apache
It has Boeing Defense created a multi-role, four-blade twin turboshaft attack helicopter. Multiple nations use this fastest helicopter as attack helicopter including Japan, Greece, Singapore, Netherlands, Israel, and UAE. This helicopter has night vision system. It has a tandem cockpit for two- men crew and a nose-mounted sensor which is best for target acquisition. It can attain the speed of 158 knots when it is at its maximum altitude of 15,895 ft. It is on of the fastest helicopter used by U.S army.
9. Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Mil Mi-26 world largest production helicopter equipped with two D-136 turboshaft engines.It is heavy lift cargo helicopter manufactured by Resveratrol aviation plant in Russia.It is one of the fastest helicopters in the world because it acquires the maximum speed of 295km/h. It is the powerful helicopter used in both Army and Civilian operations. Giant Mil Mi-26 manufactured this helicopter in various variants on its performance. It includes in this list because of its outstanding performance, and it can reach the up-to-the height of 4600m.
8. Mi-28N Night Hunter
It is the new generation day-night attack helicopter, two seats anti-armor military tandem having VK-2500 engines which have the power of 2,200hp each. These engines enable it to take-off weight of 10,900 kg at a height of 5,600m. It is made by Mi-28N Night Hunter Mil which has the origin in Russia. This fastest helicopter equipped with the gearbox which transmits high power to the rotor and swept-shaped tips high-efficiency blades and engine fuel injection control. Major operators of these helicopters are Iraq, Russia and Algeria. This new generation helicopter used in search and operations against tanks, low-speed airborne targets and armored and unarmored vehicles.
7. Ka-52 Alligator
It is the successor of Ka-50 with modification to increase performance and Fulfill the requirement of Russian Air Force for special operations, designed by Kamov Design Bureau. It has radar system with two antennas, one is mast -mounted for aerial targets and one is nose mounted for ground targets. It is six wings mounted blades fastest helicopter with a speed of 359km/h and can fly at the altitude of 5,500m. Russian military operates Ka-52 Alligator since 2012 when it’s the first batch produced and consist of 30 helicopters. It can land and take off in both hot and cold conditions.
It is medium sized twin engine NHIndustries with multi-role is possessed by Fokker Aerostructures, Airbase Helicopter, and AgustaWestland. It came into existence in response to NATO demand for a battlefield helicopter which also work in marine environments. Its principal operators include France, Finland, Australia, Italy, Greece, Zealand and Spain. It has the twin-engine military helicopter with two versions, Tactical troop transport(TTH) and NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH). One of the best helicopters suited in demanding conditions over sea and land.The speed of this impressive helicopter is 300km/h which reaches its at height 6000m. It considers the best option in both civil and battle operations.
5. AgustaWestland AW139
AgustaWestland manufactures this medium size twin engine fastest helicopter. It is powered by two FADEC-controlled Pratt and Whitey Canada PT6C turboshaft engines which can be used for civil and military purposes. Egypt, Malta, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Cyprus, and Panama are major operators of this helicopter. The maximum speed of AW139 is 310km/h and range up to 1,250 km. It is one of the important products of AgustaWestland since 2003 and now developed into two enlarged medium-lift helicopters.
4. AW101 (EH101) Merlin
It is made by a collaboration of Westland and Agusta to fulfill the need of naval utility helicopters. Because of its excellent performance and reliability, it is used for both military and civil operations. This fastest helicopter reaches up to a maximum altitude of 4,575m with a speed of 309 km/h. It is used for military and law enforcement operations by Italy, Algeria, Nigeria, Japan. Norway, Saudi Arabia and Portugal.It has high lifting capacity and speed because of three Rolls- Royce/ Turbomeca RTM 322 turboshaft engines, and each engine has power 2,270hp.
It is the world third fastest helicopter with the speed of 310km/h. Manufactured by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and under use of Soviet Air Force since 1972. Its production started in 2005 at Rostvertol plant, powered by two engines of 2,200 hp each. This helicopter can perform operations at the height of 54,00m, and normal range of Mi-35M is 460 km. It has the ability for operations during day and night in the high-temperature environment.
2. CH-47 Chinook
This extraordinary high-performance twin-engine tandem rotor American heavy-lift helicopter used for both military and civil operations. In attaining the maximum speed of 315 km/h, several variants of CH-47 Chinook are produced with advanced specifications. Major operators of world second fastest helicopter are Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, Greece, Canada, Australia, Argentina and Spain. This helicopter has the capacity for carrying the weight of 22,680kg at the altitude of 5,640m.
1. Eurocopter X3
Eurocopter X3 is world first fastest helicopter with 255 knots in level flight over France on 7 June 2013. This extraordinary high-speed helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter and record speed of 472km/h at the height of 3,810 m. The five blade helicopter are gear driven by two turbo shaft engines with 1,693 hp power. These high power engines make it the world first fastest helicopter till now. It has no major operators still because to make it more reliable it is under research. This helicopter played a significant role in World War II and used in troops deployment and rescue purposes.
List of Amazing Fastest Helicopters in The World
|Rank||Helicopter Model Name|
|4.||AW101 (EH101) Merlin|
|8.||Mi-28N Night Hunter|
We conclude from this article that speed is the most critical thing of a helicopter. Helicopters with high-speed have excellent performance. These high-speed helicopters are used for various purposes in military and civil as well. These fastest helicopters help to attain maximum height which is not reachable by low-speed helicopters.