外文标题: China to build helicopter that can exceed 700km/h
Blue Whale is among the most innovative – and risky – designs on the drawing board as Chinese engineers try to build the world’s fastest helicopter.
中国工程师想要建造的世界上最快的直升机 - "蓝鲸",是他们正在筹划中的最富有创新性和挑战性的设计之一。
The country’s engineers and scientists accomplished much of this by adapting and applying technologies developed elsewhere. Now, they are looking to break new ground altogether by building the fastest helicopters in the world.
Among the most ambitious of such aircraft in the works is the four-rotor “Blue Whale”, a project by the China Helicopter Research and Development Institute. By tilting its four rotors from a horizontal to vertical position, the helicopter promises to reach speeds of more than 700km/h – which would make it the fastest “tiltrotor” in the world, 40 per cent faster than Boeing’s V-22 Osprey, according to the institute.
四旋翼的"蓝鲸"是这些最具雄心的飞机中的一个,它是中国直升机研发中心的一个项目.根据该中心的数据,当四个旋翼从水平倾斜为竖直时,直升机就能确保达到超过700km/h的速度 - 这意味着这是世界上最快的倾斜旋转翼飞机,要比V-22倾转旋翼机快40%.
With a cruising speed of 538km/h, developers say the Blue Whale will lift 20 tonnes of cargo and fly more than 3,100 kilometres without refuelling. It will fly as high as 8,600 metres, also higher than the V-22.
Qiu Guangrong, a director of the institute, told the Global Times last year the group hoped to produce functioning prototypes of its high-speed helicopter within the next five years, although he did not specify which models would be the first produced.
Do not mess with China.
so its in the lines of V-22 Osprey.
Since the conventional helicopter have a speed limited of around 500 Kms
due to physical limitations .
Conventional helicopters (one fixed rotor) are usually nearer 300kph. The outright record for such is still 400kph I think.
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In 1986, the former company demonstrator Lynx, registered G-LYNX, was specially modified with Gem 60 engines and BERP rotor blades. On 11 August 1986 the helicopter was piloted by Trevor Egginton when it set an absolute speed record for helicopters over a 15 and 25 km course by reaching 400.87 km/h (249.09 mph); an official record with the FAI it currently holds.
More from the same exhibition (I think).
B-611M tactical G-to-G Missile System：
Turkey announced purchase of FD-2000 (export version of HQ-9) air-defense system which worth $3 billion.
Pictures were taken at the 2nd Int'l UAV Innovation Award Exhibition in Beijing.
What the heck is that... Seems like a protruding wings... Damn...
Looks like an insanely modified electric skateboard .
I'm guessing it's upside down but other than that I don't know.
Hope China waste a lot of money by investing in projects like these...
That specified altitude and cargo capacity... Small islands, Tibet and the Russian border are clearly the focus of this venture. If you can call it that.
So in simple words, short and swift operations are in focus .