Israeli Flying Car To Provide Revolutionary Rescue Tool

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What makes this so unique, is that in a post 9/11 world, it can not only save lives, but spare the doom of rescue workers. Imagine if we had these on 9/11 and the firefighters were able to fly up to windows to help rescue people and not get stuck in the staiwells? Its not a pipedream – especially in a place like Israel where rescue vehicles include the novel “ambucycle.”

Called the X-Hawk, the vehicle is a “rotorless” Vertical-Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle. Unlike a helicopter, the X-Hawk’s propellers are not extended, but incorporated into the body of the aircraft, enabling it to pull up close to the windows of tall buildings without danger of collision.

Those unique characteristics make the X-Hawk perfect for rescue and law enforcement work: evacuating injured people from high-rise buildings, high speed pursuit and other daring police activities. The X-Hawk is expected to be able to achieve a maximum speed of 200 KPH and to remain airborne for up to an hour and a half (like small helicopters).

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2 thoughts on “Israeli Flying Car To Provide Revolutionary Rescue Tool

  1. That’s pretty cool, but how many of those would we have needed to rescue everyone stuck in the towers on 9/11…
    Looks like a three seater at best….

  2. “If there’s an accident in downtown Manhattan, the only option is ground police, and you know what traffic there can be like,”
    I love how in all these Israeli tech articles the spokesperson talks like my grandmother. That said, this looks like a pretty amazing invention. They have sketches of different configurations on their website, and with the rescue model it looked like they could hold five people. With enough of them, you could get everyone out. The biggest obstacle will probably be cost. The first working model is going to run them $10 million dollars, so even with mass production the cost will be closer to a helicopter than an ambulance.

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