AVX has just unveiled a futuristic super helicopter that’s set to win a $100-billion contract from the Pentagon. Unlike its predecessors, it uses two rotors to create lift, while fans propel it forward to reach 270mph. That’s not all, the superchopper also has retractable landing gear and the attack variant carries all armaments stored inside until needed which provides a ‘clean’ aerodynamic design. Continue reading for a video and more information.
According to Gizmag, “With a projected weight of 27,000 lb (12,000 kg), a claimed lift capacity of 13,000 lb (5,900 kg), and a planned ability to carry 12 combat troops plus 4 crew members, this AVX concept is directly targeted as a wide-ranging replacement for many aging members of the army air wing.”