Top 10 Fastest Helicopters in the World: A helicopter is a type of aircraft which can do things that an aeroplane cannot. A helicopter is a type of aircraft used for operations like moving goods from one location to another, wars and for distribution of troops before battle. The rotating blades or spinning wings help to fly in the air. The unique characteristics of helicopters are they can move straight up and down and backwards or sideways. They could take off or land without a runway and can also hover in the air without moving. Speed is a primary feature that a helicopter should have. Mostly the helicopters are used for military purposes, and this is where the speed has got the central role. Many types of research are conducted in many countries to make helicopter better and faster. Eurocopter X3 is the fastest military helicopter which is capable of flying at a speed of 472km/h. Here are the world’s top 10 fastest helicopters.
10. AH-64D Apache
The AH-64D Apache is one of the fastest helicopters in the world. It is the most advanced helicopter of the U.S army designed to fight and survive during the day, night and adverse weather conditions. This primary attack helicopter is very quick-reacting, an airborne weapon system that can fight close to destroy enemy forces. In hot whether it can attain a maximum speed of 284km/h. AH-64 is the primary attack helicopter of many nations like Greece, the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and Japan.
It is a twin-turboshaft helicopter, four bladed, designed as a highly stable aerial weapons-delivery platform. The powerful engines help it to reach a maximum altitude of 15,895ft at a rate of climb of 2,915ft/m. The Apache’s maximum gross weight is 17,560 pounds and a flight endurance of over three hours.