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Bloodhound reaching 500 MPH


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Awesome!. If only he had the Dubai Police after him, he might have gone faster :D.

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Bloodhounds are not known for their speed and agility, can't understand why it was not called Greyhound. 

Perhaps it was because people might try to use it as a bus service?

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Wheels made by Castle Precision Engineering in Castlemilk, Glasgow. (The other half of the Tiefenbrun ‘empire’.)

Probably old LP12  platters ...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31845234

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1 hour ago, AntA said:

Bloodhounds are not known for their speed and agility ...

It was named after these ...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodhound_(missile)

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They are aiming for over 1000mph. :o

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6 minutes ago, Sgt Pepper said:

They are aiming for over 1000mph. :o

The present record is 763 mph or Mach 1.016.  (By Wing Commander Andy Green and Thrust SSC in 1997.)

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37 minutes ago, chebby said:

Ah, now it makes sense! 

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562 MPH

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On 13/11/2019 at 15:14, Sgt Pepper said:

They are aiming for over 1000mph. :o

I would say it's physically impossible for current technology. If you consider Mach 1 is just over 700mph, and aircraft rarely reach that speed unless they are a certain height - thin air equals less resistance.

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Tested up to 628 mph now ...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50438614

... rocket runs next year if enough funds.

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On 17/11/2019 at 22:47, plasticpenguin said:

I would say it's physically impossible for current technology. If you consider Mach 1 is just over 700mph, and aircraft rarely reach that speed unless they are a certain height - thin air equals less resistance.

The American Air Force fired a rocket sled up to 6,599mph or Mach 8.6 a couple of months ago, so 1,000mph shouldn't be a problem from an air resistance perspective, keeping it in a straight line on the other hand...

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On 13/11/2019 at 15:05, chebby said:

In a former life I used to work on them.

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