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Msg ID: 2586029 435 MPH Chinese chopper +0/-0     
8/5/2019 11:41:29 AM

They should sell that technology back to the French!


The basic Z-19 weighs only 2.5-tons empty, and its two 848-horsepower WZ-8A turboshafts can drive it to speeds of 435 miles per hour and range up to 435 miles. Like the Cobra, the Z-19 has a narrow hull and a tandem two-seat cockpit for a pilot and gunner. Survivability features include light armor plating and bulletproof canopies, crash-resistant seats, self-sealing fuel tanks and three shock-absorbing landing gears.

Msg ID: 2586049 Probably meant 435 kmph (NT) +1/-0     
Author:but still doubt it
8/5/2019 12:28:22 PM

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Msg ID: 2586061 435 MPH Chinese chopper +2/-0     
Author:435 nope
8/5/2019 1:11:50 PM

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The laws of physics:  At about 300 mph and the blade tips would exceed the speed of sound.  The consequences would be diastrous.

I suspect the predicted range was used as the predicted speed.

Msg ID: 2586083 BS, I'd say 200 tops. World record is (NT) +2/-0     
Author:249 set 33 years ago.
8/5/2019 2:27:01 PM

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Msg ID: 2586274 Not sure I would call this one a Helicopter +0/-0     
8/6/2019 1:14:53 PM

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Eurocopter X3 topes the list of fastest helicopters in the world. X3 achieved 255 knots (472 km/h; 293 mph) in level flight over France on 7 June 2013, setting an unofficial speed record for a helicopter

Msg ID: 2586280 Not sure I would call this one a Helicopter +0/-0     
Author:the X3 is a
8/6/2019 2:05:02 PM

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compound helicopter.  The record of 249 was set in a Lynx.  The Z-19 mentioned in the article is not a compound.

Msg ID: 2586135 Fake news (NT) +0/-0     
Author:As usual
8/5/2019 6:13:38 PM

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