The engineers at Eurocopter have designed a new helicopter, The Eurocopter X3 Hybrid, which is now the fastest helicopter in the world. The previous record was held by the older version of this aircraft.

Features:

Eurocopter X3 has one extra engine to drive five-blade main rotor system and two propellers installed on short-span fixed wings on the aircraft. (Propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust)

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Difference Between Ordinary Heli & Eurocopter X3:

On average, an ordinary helicopter can reach a max speed between 130 and 140 knots — equivalent to 160mph. However, Eurocopter X3 can fly at 232 knots which is 267mph — almost double than an ordinary helicopter.

Usage:

Eurocopter X3 will be used for emergency services and military personnel like border patrol, coast guard duties, offshore operations, passenger and troop transport.

Availability:

The company has yet to announce whether or not it will make the Eurocopter X3 available to any private buyers.

Price:

No information has been released on pricing as yet.