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 It's about one-one-hundred-thousandth as fast as The CRH (train). In other words, 123 inches per hour is 0.00000890 times the speed of The CRH (train), and the speed of The CRH (train) is 110,000 times that amount. (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 14,000,000 inches per hour. Theses train can make the 120 km (74 mi) journey from Beijing to Tianjin in about 30 minutes. It's about one-one-hundred-thousandth as fast as a Peregrine Falcon. In other words, 123 inches per hour is 0.000008040 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 124,000 times that amount. (a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 15,300,000 inches per hour 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 one-four-hundred-thousandth as fast as The Speed of Sound. In other words, 123 inches per hour is 0.000002530 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 395,000 times that amount. (in dry air at 20°C)The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 48,600,000 inches per hour. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 212,000,000 inches per hour to 221,000,000 inches per hour in water, depending on its salinity. It's about one-four-hundred-fifty-thousandth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun). In other words, 123 inches per hour is 0.000002260 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 442,000 times that amount. (for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)A 0.40 caliber Smith & Wesson bullet has a muzzle a velocity of 54,300,000 inches per hour. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990. It's about one-seven-hundred-fifty-thousandth as fast as a Jet Fighter. In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 770,000 times 123 inches per hour. (for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)An F-16's maximum speed at altitude is approximately 94,000,000 inches per hour. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi). It's about 0.0000010 times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle). In other words, 123 inches per hour is 0.0000009480 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 1,050,000 times that amount. (5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 130,000,000 inches per hour. 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 0.0000001 times as fast as The Space Shuttle. In other words, 123 inches per hour is 0.000000112070 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 8,923,000 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 1,097,500,000 inches per hour. During liftoff, the space shuttle accelerates to orbital speed in 8.5 minutes, consuming over 1.59 million kg (3.51 million lbs) of propellant in the process.