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Experimental helicopter hits 218kts

8th November 2016 - 10:58 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The highly-modified Mi-24R flying laboratory, dubbed LL-PSV, intended to test new technologies for high-speed flight, has achieved a maximum speed of 218kts (405km/h).

The development has been revealed by Col Evgeniy Poluyanov, chief of the 220nd military representation of the Russian MoD, who is overseeing the high-speed research work being undertaken by Russian Helicopters.

The main new technology, according to Poluyanov, is the composite rotor blades and he also noted that the speed achieved is seen as an operational achievement rather than just for the record.

The Mi-24R flying laboratory was developed in 2014-2015 by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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