Flying with Speed!!!
Helicopters are the most effective source used for logistics, combat, troop deployment and supplies. Be it war or rescue purposes, speed is a critical requirement for helicopters.
Following are the top 10 Fastest Helicopters Ever Built:
10. AH-64D Apache: 292 km/h
The AH-64 Apache is the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter for the U.S. Army. The helicopter, also one of the fastest helicopters in the world. It can attain a maximum speed of 292km/h in hot day conditions. The AH-64D Apache is a four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. The high-performance engines (maximum power of 1,890shp each engine) ensure the helicopter to reach a maximum altitude of 15,895ft (4,845m) at a rate of climb of 2,915ft/m.
9. Mil Mi-26 (Halo): 295 km/h
The Mi-26 is a heavy transport helicopter produced by Rosvertol’s aviation plant in Russia. The helicopter has a maximum speed of 295km/h, which makes it one of the world’s fastest helicopters. It is the largest and most powerful helicopter that can lift an airliner with remarkable ease. The Mi-26 is the world’s largest production helicopter equipped with two D-136 turbo-shaft engines (power of 11,400hp each). It achieves a maximum flight range of 800km with main fuel tanks and can fly at a maximum altitude of 4,600m (15,091ft).