It's about as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 1,780 knots. 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 one-and-two-fifths times as fast as a Jet Fighter.
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, 1,780 knots is 2.380 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.420 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 745 knots. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as The Speed of Sound.
In other words, 1,780 knots is 2.670 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 0.3750 times that amount.(in dry air at 20°C)
The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 667 knots. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 2,910 knots to 3,030 knots in water, depending on its salinity.
It's about one-tenth as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 1,780 knots is 0.118250 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 8.45670 times that amount.(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 15,052 knots. 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.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as fast as a Peregrine Falcon.
In other words, 1,780 knots is 8.480 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 0.1180 times that amount.(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 210 knots 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 nine-and-a-half times as fast as The CRH (train).
In other words, the speed of The CRH (train) is 0.110 times 1,780 knots.(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 190 knots. Theses train can make the 120 km (74 mi) journey from Beijing to Tianjin in about 30 minutes.