They are real Champions.
Peter Thunberg (Peter Thunborg)
They look like a giant buzzing bumblebee, but appearances are deceiving. Ten of these helicopters are the fastest in the world. Speed is one of the most important characteristics in battle, and to move troops and rescue operations. The most rapid helicopter can move at a speed of 500 km/h.
10. Mi-26 (Halo NATO)
Maximum speed — 295 km/h.
The Russian transport helicopter — unique monster, it is larger than all analogues in the world. Mi-26 is equipped with two motors, the capacity of each is 11 400 HP hull Length of the helicopter is 40 m, the screw diameter is 32 m. the Mi-26 can easily lift a passenger plane.
This model of helicopter is used for 40 years, starting in 1977. In 1986, the Mi-26 was used for the elimination of consequences of the Chernobyl accident.
9. Mi-28N “Night hunter”
Maximum speed — 300 km/h
The Soviet Union has developed a number of successful models of helicopters. After the collapse of the USSR the plant, and helicopters have moved to Russia. Some helicopters and planes remained in former Soviet republics who were previously involved in the formation of the United air force. Mi-28N debuted in 1988, i.e. a year before the end of the Soviet war in Afghanistan and three years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. This modern attack helicopter specializiruetsya on the destruction of tanks and armored vehicles, as well as not too high-speed air targets.
8. AgustaWestland AW139
The maximum speed — 310 km/h.
This model helicopter exists in military and civil variants and applied, including rescue operations at sea. A military helicopter capable of carrying up to ten soldiers in full armor or fifteen passengers. The helicopter collected in different parts of the world, including the American Philadelphia, and in Russia, where it was engaged in holding company “Rostvertol”. Today, the company operates in the UK and Italy.
In the TV program Uppdrag granskning reported that the Swedish Department of shipping has bought the Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland seven rescue helicopters of this model, however, as it turned out, the deal was rigged in advance.
7. AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin (EH101 until 2007)
The maximum speed is 309 km/h
One of the fastest military helicopter in the world. Equipped with three motors Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RTM322, which provides high speed and large capacity. The power of each engine — 2 270 HP Maximum altitude at which helicopter rises, — 4 575 M.
AW101 Merlin can be used at temperatures from -40 to +50 degrees. His work does not interfere with either the ice or, for example, sand in the desert.
Such helicopters are in service with several countries, including the UK, Denmark, Canada, Italy, Japan, Portugal.
Maximum speed — 300 km/h
These helicopters were first used in combat in the war in the Ogaden between Ethiopia and Somalia in the 1970s, where the Soviet Union supported Ethiopia. The helicopter can accommodate eight skydivers with all the equipment. But the current Mi-35M is a little similar to its predecessors. The model is constantly evolving and is now equipped with the most modern means of Aeronautics, and navigation.
In addition to Russia, these helicopters are available in Brazil, Venezuela and Azerbaijan.
5. Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Maximum speed — 285 km/h
Old reliable transport helicopter, not yet bred out of service. This model is produced since 1962. Connoisseurs of military history it is known that the CH-47 Chinook was used during the Vietnam war, and later upgraded versions have been in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Falklands war.
In the modification of CH-47D is enough space for the 33 soldiers and three members of the crew, the CH-47F equipped with 55 passenger seats. There are several variants of this twin-engine helicopter, the fastest reaches speeds of 315 km/h.
Top speed of 291 km/h
NH90 is a collaboration between the four countries of the NATO twin-engine military helicopter in two versions — the TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter for transporting troops) and the NFH (naval NATO Frigate Helicopter).
The NH90 is suitable for use in the toughest conditions — day and night, over land and over water. Well proven in naval operations. An impressive cruising speed of the helicopter is 300 km/h making it one of the fastest in the world. If necessary the helicopter is fitted with a door gun.
In the Swedish defence forces NH90 passes under the designation Hkp14. Fully loaded, it becomes the basis of the operational helicopter operations on land and at sea.
3. Ka-52 “Alligator”
Maximum speed — 300 km/h (350 km/h maximum speed)
Another product of the Russian Ka-52 is called reconnaissance and combat helicopter of the new generation. He can destroy tanks, armoured and non-armoured ground targets, firing at enemy troops, engage in routine patrols and escort military convoys.
2. AH-64D Apache
The maximum speed of 293 km/h (365 km/h is picking up speed in the dive to destruction of contructii)
In 1972, the U.S. army formulated the request for the establishment of a modern attack helicopter. After several changes of the manufacturer and the creation of a number of modifications appeared AH-64D Apache, which was first used in combat in 1989 during the U.S. invasion of Panama. Later, these helicopters were involved in various operations in the middle East, in Iraq and Afghanistan. Especially well they showed themselves in the course of the war in the Persian Gulf, killing hundreds of armored vehicles.
There are several modifications of the helicopter, and they bought many countries, despite the high cost. In accordance with the current exchange rates in one such helicopter have to pay about half a billion kroons.
1. Eurocopter X3
Top speed of 410 km/h. (472 km/h only test flight)
On 7 June 2013 Eurocopter X3 has set an unofficial record for helicopters, to develop the incredible speed of 472 km/h. the Capacity of each of the two turboshaft engines Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca installed on Eurocopter X3 — 2 270 HP
During testing, the helicopter was accelerated to 1700 m / min.
Eurocopter X3 is not yet produced in large quantities. The question is whether the demand for mass production of this extremely expensive project. In any case, work continues. And anyone wishing to admire the Eurocopter X3 can do it in the Paris Museum of air and space, where it has been since June 2014.
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