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Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter makes aviation history in achieving a speed milestone of 255 knots

Eurocopter: The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter has opened the frontiers of aviation by attaining a speed milestone of 255 knots (472 km/hr) in level flight on June 7. Several days before this accomplishment, the X3 reached a speed of 263 knots (487 km/hr) during a descent. With these two successes, the X3 surpasses the unofficial speed record for a helicopter.

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In2iti0n2960d ago

Whatever, it doesn't howl when it flies by so it sucks.

Nucky2959d ago

This is awesome. I'm not sure it could be categorized as a helicopter though.