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How fast is 180,000 yards per minute?
It's about one-third as fast as The Space Shuttle
The speed of The Space Shuttle is about 508,110 yards per minute.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
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It's about three times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle)
The speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is about 60,000 yards per minute.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
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It's about four times as fast as a Jet Fighter
The speed of a Jet Fighter is about 44,000 yards per minute.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
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It's about seven times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun)
The speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is about 25,200 yards per minute.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
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It's about eight times as fast as The Speed of Sound
The speed of The Speed of Sound is about 22,500 yards per minute.
(in dry air at 20°C)
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It's about one-fifteenth as fast as a Meteor
The speed of a Meteor is about 2,800,000 yards per minute.
(formally Meteoroid or meteorite, depending on the context; a.k.a. "shooting star", a.k.a. "falling star")
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It's about thirty times as fast as a Peregrine Falcon
The speed of a Peregrine Falcon is about 7,090 yards per minute.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
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It's about thirty times as fast as The CRH (train)
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The speed of The CRH (train) is about 6,400 yards per minute.
(a.k.a. Hexie Hao, 和谐号, a.k.a. 和諧號, a.k.a. Héxié Hào, a.k.a. "Harmony")
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It's about thirty times as fast as a Porsche 911
The speed of a Porsche 911 is about 6,000 yards per minute.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)
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It's about thirty times as fast as an Arrow (archery)
The speed of an Arrow (archery) is about 5,884 yards per minute.
(250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)
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It's about thirty times as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is about 5,800 yards per minute.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
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It's about thirty times as fast as The TGV (train)
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The speed of The TGV (train) is about 5,800 yards per minute.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
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It's about thirty times as fast as a Helicopter
The speed of a Helicopter is about 5,180 yards per minute.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
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It's about one-thirty-fifth as fast as a bolt of Lightning
The speed of a bolt of Lightning is about 6,400,000 yards per minute.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
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It's about forty times as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 4,700 yards per minute.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
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