Helicopters pretty much rock. One of the downsides is they can be a bit slow. No more says Sikorsky! The Sikorsky X2 takes helicopter speed to the next level.  This video was taken on September 15, 2010 and it is a test flight of the X2 where it reached 260kts during a shallow dive and 250kts in level flight.

Shoutout to the Seattle PI for this one.

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Michael Cohen

I worked at Sikorsky for 25 years and during that whole time this kind of an aircraft was a dream. It is rewarding to see it become a reality. The commercial and military applications offer a great potential.

Perhaps I am biased, but if Sikorsky can scale up this technology it will produce a safe, practical, and affordable replacement for the Osprey.

Enough said!


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