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 It's about one-thirtieth as fast as a Helicopter. In other words, 550 feet per minute is 0.0354 times the speed of a Helicopter, and the speed of a Helicopter is 28.20 times that amount. (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 15,500 feet per minute. 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 one-thirtieth as fast as an Arrow (archery). In other words, 550 feet per minute is 0.03116 times the speed of an Arrow (archery), and the speed of an Arrow (archery) is 32.09 times that amount. (250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)A 250 gram arrow will reach speeds of approximately 17,650 feet per minute when fired from a 60-lb, 28-inch draw bow . Archeological evidence from the Ahrensburg valley near Hamburg, Germany indicates that arrows have been used since at least 11 to 12,000 years ago. It's about one-thirtieth as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo. In other words, the speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is 32 times 550 feet per minute. (for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 model Gallardo has a top speed of 17,000 feet per minute. The Gallardo can reach speeds of 5,500 feet per minute in just 3.9 seconds. It's about one-thirtieth as fast as The TGV (train). In other words, the speed of The TGV (train) is 32 times 550 feet per minute. (Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)The TGV Réseau sets have a top speed of 17,000 feet per minute. The train is capable of travelling the 425 km (264 mi) distance from Paris to Lyon in East-Central France in about two hours. It's about one-thirty-fifth as fast as a Porsche 911. In other words, the speed of a Porsche 911 is 32.70 times 550 feet per minute. (for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)The Porsche 911 GT2 has a top speed of 18,000 feet per minute. It takes just 7.4 seconds for the GT2 to accelerate to 8,800 feet per minute. It's about one-thirty-fifth as fast as The CRH (train). In other words, the speed of The CRH (train) is 34 times 550 feet 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")The CRH-3 train which runs on China's Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway are capable of speeds up to 19,000 feet per minute. Theses train can make the 120 km (74 mi) journey from Beijing to Tianjin in about 30 minutes. It's about one-fortieth as fast as a Peregrine Falcon. In other words, 550 feet per minute is 0.0259 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 38.60 times that amount. (a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 21,300 feet per minute 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.