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Why Aren't Helicopters Faster?

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Why Aren't Helicopters Faster?
 
 
Interesting but incomplete article.  It's worth reading and is mercifully short. I don't think it tells the whole story, though the kernel of the issue is there. 
 
The article fails to mention a couple of cutting edge prototypes that incorporate a pusher propeller to impart additional forward thrust.  Those show promise for future production machines that will be able to break the rotary wing speed barrier.
 
John

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