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12-30-2009 01:09 PM  7 years agoPost 1
hootowl

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The current helicopter world speed record is held -by a Westland Lynx at 214.4 knots. (246.72 mph) although I have found 249 mph in other sources. August 1986.

First flight of the Boeing Model 360 took place on June 10,1987, in suburban Philadelphia. The new helicopter has demonstrated airspeeds at 214 knots (246.26 mph) and a maximum design speed of 235 knots.

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12-30-2009 01:28 PM  7 years agoPost 2
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Yes they were all purpous build for speed. But the fastest production military helicopter is the Russian MI-24 HIND, wich is actually more amazing since it can carry to an additional 8 troops, heavy weaponry and is armoured like a tank.

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12-30-2009 01:44 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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What about the Sikorski X2,does that qualify? Here is another one if it gets past UAV stage,
http://www.markstechnologynews.com/...orcraft-is.html

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12-30-2009 01:57 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AH-56_Cheyenne

Check this one out.
I saw one on static a while ago.

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12-30-2009 02:19 PM  7 years agoPost 5
hootowl

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What about the Sikorski X2,does that qualify?
Once the X2 is done with testing, it will rocket through the skies at 288mph, making it the fastest helicopter ever built.
It doesn't qualify because it hasn't flown faster than the Lynx... yet.

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12-30-2009 02:59 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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The Hind 24 is fairly old but still an amazing machine. It's too bad movies can never use them instead of "converting" other helis to look like them.

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12-30-2009 09:43 PM  7 years agoPost 7
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I wouldnt say never use the Mi24 per se, as there is at least 2-3 in the states used for tactical training with the Army. Hind F, Hind D versions. Ive personally stood next to the F.

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12-30-2009 10:00 PM  7 years agoPost 8
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If your talking about my post Ronbo I'm talking about using the real thing in movies, not for training.

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12-30-2009 10:41 PM  7 years agoPost 9
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I know the rah-66 comanche specs say 201mph,but a apache pilot buddy of mine that was stationed at FT Rucker swears it does close to 300.
anybody know any specs on this bird?

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12-30-2009 10:49 PM  7 years agoPost 10
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Shame about cancelling the RAH-66 project. Too Expensive my foot, the final unit cost is less than half the unit cost of the AH-64. Hell, for the cost of one F-22, we could have outfit a whole squadron of Comanches.

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12-30-2009 11:11 PM  7 years agoPost 11
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they are still flying,and testing those birds.very regular I might add.you just have to be in the right place at the right time.Most of the time it is usually before,after some inclement weather.I have witnessed them several times doing manuvers in the nearby mountains

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12-30-2009 11:33 PM  7 years agoPost 12
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This is what I see about the speed of the Comanche from the web.
The RAH-66 Comanche is powered by two Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Co. (LHTEC) T800-801 engines, advanced engines that will be enable it to maintain sufficient speed to keep up with the more powerful AH-64 Apache. The Comanche has a cruising speed of 161 knots (185 mph) and a dash speed of 172 knots (198 mph).
And this sounds as like part of it is still alive,
As an offshoot of the AH-66 program, the ARH-70 (Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter) will be purchased from Bell Textron to replace the Army's fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

ARH-70 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter

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12-30-2009 11:38 PM  7 years agoPost 13
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Sorry to disappoint you but the Comanche you have pictured there was dead quite a while ago.

This is the AH-70.... based on a Bell 407 and nothing even close to the original Comanche.

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12-30-2009 11:44 PM  7 years agoPost 14
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Cancellation

On 23 February 2004, the U.S. Army announced their decision to cancel the Comanche helicopter program in view of the need to provide funds to renovate the existing helicopter fleet of aging attack, utility, and reconnaissance aircraft.[10] The Army also planned to use Comanche program funds to speed up unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) development.[11] UAVs have proven their worth providing reconnaissance in support of military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. About US$6.9 billion had already been invested in the Comanche program at the time of its termination.[1] An additional US$450–680 million was required in contract termination fees to main program partners Sikorsky and Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.[12][13]

Technology developed for the Comanche will be integrated into the Apache and other U.S. military helicopter developments. The Army was developing the Bell ARH-70 to replace the OH-58D in place of the RAH-66, but after cost overruns, the ARH-70 was canceled in October 2008.

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12-30-2009 11:52 PM  7 years agoPost 15
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The ARH was canceled also. The price from Bell doubled as the Army kept changing and gold plating a supposed "off the shelf" helicopter (based on the Bell 407).

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12-31-2009 12:16 AM  7 years agoPost 16
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I believe you,this website is wrong.I also thought they gave up on that heli.
http://www.olive-drab.com/idphoto/i...h66comanche.php

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12-31-2009 12:23 AM  7 years agoPost 17
hootowl

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Sure is wrong. I assumed you posted what you found.

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12-31-2009 12:51 AM  7 years agoPost 18
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Michael Berens scratchbuild a nice RC Commanche http://www.helizone.at/index.php?op...auber&Itemid=64

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12-31-2009 01:23 AM  7 years agoPost 19
helibeli

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I believe the LYNX holds the record for reverse speed as well,about 80 mph i think.

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12-31-2009 02:42 AM  7 years agoPost 20
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The Comanche was designed to fly sideways at 75 knots while firing it's helmet controlled gun. They had a hard time getting the software to compensate aiming while flying sideways.

Imagine surprising a Comanche and it piros 90 deg immediately facing you and fires straight at you at 75 knots while it's going sideways.

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