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The World's Fastest Helicopter

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At a European air show on August 6, 1986 a slightly modified version of the ZB500 G-Lynx, manufacturered by GKN Westland Helicopters (UK), set the world speed record for a conventional helicopter at 217.5 Kts (400.80 km/h or 249.10 mph).

The theoretical top speed for a rotory winged aircraft is about 250 mph (402 km/h).

Posted:  2004-07-19  3:02:25 PM

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