Helicopters are mostly used in transportation of soldiers to and from war zones. To this fact they have to be fast in performance, fast in speed and fast in attack, hence getting the best helicopter is ideal for the objectives to be achieved. The following reviews of the top 10 fastest helicopters reviews 2021 will help you know the best choice.
10. AW109 LUH
This is a Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) with the capability to fly at a maximum speed of 282km/h stands among the world’s ten fastest helicopters. The multi-mission capabilities of this machine have also made it one of the best-selling helicopters in its own class of the best. It is majorly operated by the armed forces of South Africa, Sweden, New Zealand and Malaysia. It is equipped with sophisticated sensors, state-of-the-art avionics and redundant systems for optimum safety and survivability. It is indeed one of the best.
9. AH-64D Apache
This helicopter is considered as one of the most advanced multi-mission combat helicopters, is also one of the fastest military helicopters in the world. It can attain a maximum speed of 284km/h in hot day conditions and above that is a favorable climate with fast speed and stability.
8. Mi-26 Halo
This 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 the world’s fastest heavy-lift helicopter. The helicopter is equipped with two D-136 turbo-shaft engines generating a power of 11,400 hp 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).
7. Mi-28N Night Hunter
It is an attack helicopter developed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. The helicopter is able to attain a maximum speed of 300km/h which competes closely with the NH90 and Ka-52 Alligator helicopters. The latter offer the same speed in any climatic condition hence very essential and favorable.
6. Ka-52 Alligator
This helicopter is powered by two VK-2500 turbo-shaft engines, which deliver 2,400hp each allowing the helicopter to fly at altitudes over 5,000m (16,404ft). The helicopter can take-off and land in hot and high conditions as well as in extremely cold and icy conditions making it stand out as a great and one of the best with a maximum speed of 300km/h.
The helicopter is a medium lift, multi-role military helicopter designed to meet the requirements of Nato members. It has an impressive cruise speed of 300km/h makes it one of the fastest helicopters in the world. The power-plant of the NH90 includes either two RTM322-01/9 or two GE T700/T6E1 2000kW class engines equipped with dual channel Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) system. The high-performance engine enables the helicopter to reach a maximum altitude of 3,200m (10,500ft) at a rate of climb of 2,200ft/min. it can land in any state of climatic condition without losing balance nor weight.
4. AugustaWestland AW139M
This is a new generation twin-turbine helicopter offering one of the best in class speed of 306km/h. It can transport up to ten fully equipped soldiers or 15 passengers at very high speeds, without losing balance or the engine heating up in terms of pressure release and execution.
3. AW101 Merlin (formerly EH101)
It is a flexible medium-lift helicopter which can fly at a maximum speed of 309km/h making it one of the fastest military rotorcraft. It is produced by AgustaWestland for military and civilian applications, it has a great design making it swift and great in operations in terms of landing it can turn at 360 degrees without losing stability.
2. Mi-35M Helicopter (Upgraded Mi-24)
This is a multipurpose military transport helicopter designed to cruise at a maximum speed of 310km/h. Developed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, the Mi-35M is an upgrade of the former Mi-24 HIND helicopter. It can conduct combat missions in adverse weather conditions day and night, without losing its stability, pressure and balance.
1. CH-47F Chinook
At a maximum speed of 315km/h, it is the world’s fastest helicopter. Manufactured by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, It is capable of performing multiple missions and was first fielded by the US Army’s operational unit in July 2007 for the transportation of troops, artillery, equipment and cargo in support of combat and humanitarian relief operations. It is swift, fast, convenient and stable.