How fast is 1,560 meters per second?
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle)
The speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is about 915 meters per second.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 915 meters per second. As the NATO rifle cartridge, it is used by the military forces of more than thirty-one countries, including use in the M16 series, M4 Carbine, HK-416, and M249 Squad automatic weapons used by the United States armed forces.
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as a Jet Fighter
The speed of a Jet Fighter is about 670 meters per second.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
It's about four times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun)
The speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is about 384 meters per second.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
It's about four-and-a-half times as fast as The Speed of Sound
The speed of The Speed of Sound is about 343 meters per second.
(in dry air at 20°C)
It's about one-fifth as fast as The Space Shuttle
The speed of The Space Shuttle is about 7,743.60 meters per second.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as fast as a Peregrine Falcon
The speed of a Peregrine Falcon is about 108 meters per second.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 108 meters per second when diving. Falcons are sometimes sent to scare smaller birds away from airports to improve air traffic safety and were used in World War II to intercept carrier pigeons used by enemy forces.
It's about sixteen times as fast as The CRH (train)
The speed of The CRH (train) is about 97 meters per second.
(a.k.a. Hexie Hao, 和谐号, a.k.a. 和諧號, a.k.a. Héxié Hào, a.k.a. "Harmony")
It's about seventeen-and-a-half times as fast as an Arrow (archery)
The speed of an Arrow (archery) is about 89.670 meters per second.
It's about eighteen times as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is about 89 meters per second.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
It's about eighteen times as fast as The TGV (train)
The speed of The TGV (train) is about 89 meters per second.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
It's about twenty times as fast as a Helicopter
The speed of a Helicopter is about 78.90 meters per second.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
The AH-64 helicopter, one of the primary helicopters used by the United States Army, flies at a top cruise speed of 78.90 meters per second. The AH-64 is the primary military helicopter of several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.
It's about twenty times as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 72 meters per second.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
It's about one-twenty-fifth as fast as a Meteor
The speed of a Meteor is about 42,000 meters per second.
(formally Meteoroid or meteorite, depending on the context; a.k.a. "shooting star", a.k.a. "falling star")
It's about thirty times as fast as a Tornado
The speed of a Tornado is about 55.209440 meters per second.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 49.17440 meters per second and 61.244480 meters per second. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.