Eurocopter X3

 

The actual designation is X3.

The aircraft is now on display at the French national Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace (Air and Space museum) at Paris-Le Bourget airport.

 

 

 

Attribution

Attribution
Overview
Parent type *No type assigned
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority Eurocopter Group
Primary manufacturer Eurocopter Group
Key Characteristics
Operational status No longer flying
Max gross weight (ground)   290 5,200 n/a 5,200 n/a
Crew 2
Seating arrangement Side-by-side
Configuration
VTOL type Compound Helicopter
Compound type Lift and Thrust
Lift configuration Single main rotor
Control device type Other
Features
Number of engines 2
Number of propulsors 2
Number of lift devices 1
Number of control devices 0
Milestones associated with the Eurocopter X3
2013 The Eurocopter X3 technology demonstrator achieves 255 KTAS (472 km/h)

Eurocopter X3

 

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Eurocopter X3

 

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Eurocopter X3

 

Forum Proceedings related to the Eurocopter X3

 

Vertiflite articles related to the Eurocopter X3

Vertiflite, January/February 2013

Prouty Column: A New Concept? The Eurocopter X3 and the Fairey Rotodyne

 

Vertiflite, July/August 2012

Coming to America: The X3 U.S. Demo Tour -

 

Vertiflite, September/October 2012

X3 Completes U.S. Demo Tour -

 

Vertiflite, Winter 2010

X2, X3, S-97 and X-49: The Battle of the Compounds is Joined -

 

Winter 2010

X2, X3, S-97 and X-49: The Battle of the Compounds is Joined -

 

 

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Eurocopter X3

 

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Main rotor

 

 

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Eurocopter X3

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