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Russia's “Prospective Speedy Helicopter” Demonstrator, a Toned Down FVL Equivalent

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posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 03:04 PM

Russia has created a highly modified variant of its venerable Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter dubbed the “Prospective Speedy Helicopter” Demonstrator, or Demonstrator PSV. This testbed aircraft aims to take Russian helicopter technology to the next level when it comes to both kinetic performance and avionics.

The unique chopper took its first flight on December 23 out of Russian helicopter giant MIL’s plant near Moscow. Designers used the Mi-24K Hind as a starting point for developing this new experimental aircraft, turning the two pilot attack helicopter into a single pilot technology demonstrator.


Some bits.

1. This is a one seater 'x copter' (x plane) equivalent.

2. This is kinda like the FVL goal, if done on the cheap and probably not nearly as high of stats in the long run.

3. There are some significant changes to the tech demo: note the single seater and the narrowness of the bird.

4. Even so, its a very, very conservative approach to VTOL aircraft performance improvements.

Someone embed the image?

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 03:14 PM
a reply to: anzha

Looks impressive,

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 05:33 PM
Is that the best they can come up with? Even Airwolf above has more aerodynamics and that's an '80's TV show..

Very conservative!
edit on 8 1 2016 by Forensick because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 05:51 PM
a reply to: Forensick

Gotta start somewhere. Even our first attempts weren't that hot.

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 06:58 PM
a reply to: Phatdamage

They have Ernest Borgnine flying their helicopters?? Wtf?

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 07:38 PM
Eeeewww just eeeeewwww..

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 09:32 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58

They're also probably seeing the runaway money pits that our recent helo/vtol procurement projects have turned into and are saying "why bankrupt ourselves trying to build the next V-22/X2, when Westland Lynx performance is 80-90% of the way there for 1/10th the cost?"

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