Top 10 Fastest Helicopters In The World

Top 10 Fastest Helicopters In The World

Every day, with new techniques, there are advances in technology. The helicopter is another fastest transport mode. Many helicopters travel fast, so we have made a list of the fastest helicopters in the world.

Fastest Helicopters in the World

Helicopters are useful in many ways, such as moving from one place to another, transporting material, natural calamities, and military operations. Most commonly used for military purposes. They can transport heavy materials, deliver them to remote locations, and travel faster.

1. Eurocopter X3 – 472 km/h

Eurocopter X3 | Top Best Fastest Helicopter in the World

The world’s fastest helicopter Eurocopter X3 is manufactured by Eurocopter reached an astonishing speed of 472 km/h. It is equipped with two Turbo Rolls-Royce engines that provide 2,270 hp each.

Eurocopter X3 is the fastest jet-free augmented composite helicopter in the world. During the demonstration, it reached an astonishing speed of 472 km/h in level flight on June 7, 2013, setting an unofficial helicopter speed record.

2. CH-47 Chinook, 315 km/h

CH-47 Chinook | Top Second Fastest Helicopter in the World

The CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine making it the second fastest helicopter in the world.

It is manufactured by Boeing Rotorcraft Systems and is considered one of the heaviest Western lifting helicopters.

It was first flown on September 21, 1961, and aimed to facilitate troop movement, artillery placement, and battlefield resupply.

CH-47 can fly at a 315 km/h speed because many other nations also use it. It has two Honeywell engines that can reach an altitude of 6000 and carry a load of 10,000 kg.

3. Mi-35M – 310 km/h

Mi-35M | Top Fastest Helicopter in the World

Mi-35M is a multi-function combat helicopter and was manufactured by Rostvertol. It can fly at a 310 km/h speed, making it the third-fastest helicopter in the world.

Mi-35M is powered by two engines and an output power of 2,200 hp and was primarily designed for military attacks and missions. It can fly in any environmental condition at a maximum altitude of 5,400 m.

4. AW101 (EH101) Merlin – 309 km/h

AW101 (EH101) Merlin | Top 10 Fastest Helicopters in the World

AW101 (EH101) Merlin is a medium-height helicopter flying 309 km/h. It is used in military and civilian operations and developed by Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy.

It first flew on October 9, 1987, and is currently manufactured by Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The AW101 has replaced many helicopters and was developed primarily to perform functions such as medium-sized transport, anti-submarine warfare, and ship-based utility operations.

5. AgustaWestland AW139 – 306 km/h

AgustaWestland AW139 | Top 10 Fastest Helicopters in the World

AgustaWestland AW139 is a 15-seat twin-engine helicopter developed by AgustaWestland. It was developed primarily for VIP/corporate transportation, offshore transportation, firefighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical service, disaster relief, and maritime patrol.

AgustaWestland AW139 is mainly manufactured in Italy and the United States but is also produced in Italy by HeliVert.

It first flew on February 3, 2001, and since 2003, the helicopter has become one of AgustaWestland’s most influential products.

AgustaWestland AW139 can fly at a speed of 306 km/h, making it the fifth-fastest helicopter in the world.

6. NH90 – 300 km/h

NH90, 300

The NH90 is a multi-function, twin-engine military helicopter. It is manufactured by NHIndustries, a company owned by Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, and Fokker Aerostructures. He made his first flight on December 18, 1995.  

It can fly at a maximum altitude of 6,000 and has a maximum takeoff weight of 10,600 kg. It is fully integrated with heavy weapons to deal with any situation and has a flight speed of 300 km/h.

7. Ka-52 “Alligator” – 300 km/h

Ka-52 “Alligator”

The Ka-52 “Alligator” is a Russian helicopter designed by the Kamov Design Bureau. It is equipped with Klimov VK-2500 turbo engines and can fly at a maximum altitude of 5,500 m.

It completed its first flight in June 1997 and can destroy ground and aerial targets. Its maximum takeoff weight is 10,800 kg.

It has a speed of 300 km/h, similar to that of the Mi-28N Night Hunter, and is the seventh fastest helicopter in the world.

8. Mi-28N Night Hunter, 300 km/h

Mi-28N Night Hunter

Hunter is eighth on the list with a 300 km/h Mi-28N Night speed. Mil manufactured it; the first flight was on November 10, 1982. Mi-28N is a Russian helicopter used in all kinds of weather, day, and night, military tandem, and two-seat anti-aircraft attack helicopters.

It was specially designed to fight enemy tanks and helicopters and cover helicopter landing operations. It has an armoured cockpit and windshields to protect against bullets and projectile fragments.

9. Mil Mi-26 (Halo) – 295 km/h

Mil Mi-26 (Halo) | Top 10 Fastest Helicopters in the World

Next on the list of fastest helicopters is the Mil Mi-26 (Halo) with a product code izdeliye 90, a Russian/Soviet heavy transport helicopter.

Its first flight was manufactured by Rostvertol and designed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant on December 14, 1977.

Due to the engine load-sharing system, the helicopter can continue to fly even in case of loss of power by an engine. Military and civilian operators operate it.

Its main objective is transporting heavy equipment, such as 13 metric tons of amphibious armoured vehicles and mobile ballistic missiles, to remote locations.

10. AH-64D Apache – 284 km/h

10. AH-64D Apache

We begin our list with the Apache AH-64D, which consists of a four-blade dual turbo sham with a tailwheel landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a two-person crew.

The AH-64D Apache can fly at a speed of 284 km/hr and is known to be one of the fastest helicopters.

It also has nose-mounted sensors for target acquisition and night vision systems. Boeing Defence, Space & Security are currently manufacturing it.

The leading operator of these helicopters is in the United States, but other countries also use it as a primary attack helicopter.

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