Most Expensive Commercial Helicopters
Airplanes are a way to fly in the air discovered by human beings. However, helicopters revolutionized the way the humans fly and gave it a private and a new touch. Today, people have their private helicopters and they can fly to places as and when they want to. They have a helipad on the terrace and they can land at their home itself!
This is the superb advantage of helicopters but this is not it. There are various helicopters which would make other helicopters feel like peanuts. Here are the most expensive helicopters in the world:-
1. Bell BOEING V-22 Osprey - $68 Million
This helicopter is the most expensive in the world and the features prove why is it so. it has a range of 876 nautical miles per hour which is 106 times the speed of a normal helicopter! It has the 2 Rolls Royce AE1107C Liberty turboshaft engines.
2. Sikorsky CH-53K - $65 Million
The second in list is a passenger helicopter which can have up to 40 passengers in it. it has a top speed of 107 knots, that is, 16 times faster than a normal average helicopter.
3. Boeing AH-64 Apache - $52 Million
This copter is a mid size two seater one with 2 General Electric T700-GE-701D turbine engines. It can reach up to 12,685 feet which is almost 30 % more than a normal helicopter. This is a war helicopter.
4. NH Industries NH90-NFH - $39 Million
This battle helicopter is fully customized and modified to fight wars. It was developed to suit NATO’s requirements and it can also be used in naval environments. It is made by NH industries which is owned by Airbus helicopters, AugustaWestland and Fokker Aeronautics.
5. Kazan Mi-35M - $36 Million
6. Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk - $36 Millions
7. Airbus Tiger - $35 Million
8. Bell AH-1Z Zulu - $31 Million
9. Kazan Ka-31 - $29 Million
10. Kazan Ka-52 “Alligator” - $29 Million
Thus, the above list of helicopters show how powerful and deadly these flying creatures are. Not to forget the whopping cost and the jaw-dropping specifications of them.