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  • Eurocopter X3

    Derived from AS365 Dauphin 2


    Eurocopter X3

    The X3 ( X-Cube ) is an experimental compound helicopter demonstrator developed from the EC.155 which in turn is the latest version of the Dauphin. The goal was to prove the concept of a high-speed helicopter and the X3 did so on May 2011 when flew at a speed of 430 km/h (267 mph) for several minutes. The only aircraft built is on display at the French National Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget, Paris

    X3 News

    Airbus Racer High-Speed Demonstrator, 20-Jun-17 : Paris Air Show 2017 Airbus unveiled configuration of Racer (Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft) high speed demonstrator in develop as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme

    Clean Sky 2 Demonstrator Advancing, 01-Jun-16 : A mockup of the breakthrough airframe design of a high-speed, compound helicopter demonstrator has just undergone wind tunnel testing in an Airbus facility

    X3 to the France national Air and Space museum, 19-Jun-14 : LE BOURGET, France - After opening the frontiers of flight during a record-setting test program, Airbus Helicopters’ X3 is now ready for its place in history as this high-speed helicopter demonstrator is welcomed for display at the French national musée de l’Air et de l’Espace (Air and Space museum) of Paris-Le Bourget.

    X3 reaches 255 kn 472 km/h during level flight, 11-Jun-13 : 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.

    Eurocopter X3 completes US tour at Pentagon, 26-Jul-12 : Washington, D.C. - Eurocopter completed its U.S. tour of the X³ high-speed hybrid helicopter today at the Pentagon, where the aircraft landed and was on static display.

    12-Jun-12 - Eurocopter X3 lands in USA
    03-May-12 - Eurocopter X3 wins Howard Hughes Award
    14-Feb-12 - Eurocopter X3 New Flight Testing
    09-Dec-10 - A major milestone for Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter
    27-Sep-10 - Flight testing of Eurocopter X3 begun


    Engine: 2 x RR RTM322 2200 shp
    Capacity: 2
    Length: (m)
    Height: (m)
    Blades: 5
    Rotor diam.: (m) 12.6
    Disc area: (m2) 124.7
    Weight: (kgs)     Max: 5200
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 405     Max: 472
    Range: (km)
    Ceiling: (m) 3800
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 1676

    Derivatives & Versions

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    List of Operators of Eurocopter X3

    From Organisation with model X3

    Construction Numbers on database of X3 or its versions


    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    0001 2010 FR F-ZXXX

    1 C/N.

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