Eurocopter X3 Helicopter is fastest in the history

Eurocopter X3 Helicopter is fastest in the history

Eurocopter has unveiled its new helicopter to compete with Sikorsky's speedy X2 concept, Eurocopter's X3 flies at 220 knots. Sikorsky uses a pair of counter-rotating main rotors and a pusher prop on the tail. Eurocopter’s X3 hybrid design uses a pair of turbine engines to power the main rotor as well as a pair of forward-facing propellers mounted on small wings.

The push for high-speed helicopters is being driven by military demands, though both companies cite civilian applications including search-and-rescue and medical-evacuation flights.


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