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It seems to me that the MH-9/AH-9 helicopters fly very slow, max speed of just 170 KM/H, which I earlier managed to get the civilian off road truck to more than. It feels a bit slow for a helicopter to do max speed of 170km/h.


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a_ruttle edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 6 2013, 12:07 AM
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Jan_Ka added a comment.Mar 6 2013, 3:34 PM

According to Wiki ( or

  • they should at least make 250km/h if not more since this seems to be the Littlebirds successor.
MaHuJa added a comment.Mar 7 2013, 2:15 PM

Maximum speed: 152 knots (175 mph, 282 km/h)
I think maybe they simply took the number and put it in a place that expected a different unit.

Khan added a comment.May 6 2013, 1:54 PM

I was able to fly more than a 200 km/h in AH-9/RH-9

Are you still experiencing the problem in the latest build?

Maximum speed is a tricky term, when it comes to aircraft. Is it maximum permitted speed in a dive? Maximum indicated airspeed or true speed? If true - at what altitude? Or maybe it's a maximum level flight speed, that can be reached without overtorquing the rotor - mast - gearbox assembly? I'm familiar with Bell 206 and maximum possible cruise value was 85% torqe, usually it's set between 70-80% TRQ.

Either way, Wikipedia states, that AH/MH-6 cruise speed is 250 km/h. This is level flight speed, which gives the best balance between speed and fuel economy and can be reached without overstressing the bird. In Arma 3, with a use of climb + turbo, I'm able to fly level at 200 km/h, faster only in a dive.

It seems, that it's too slow indeed, however it may be a design choice, because of tiny (by aviation standards) dimensions of maps used in Arma. Even 20 km is like nothing for an aircraft, so the speeds may be limited to have a kind of more right proportions between the map size and a time required to fly between places of interest.

Closing due to lack of feedback.