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How fast is 1,000 yards per second?

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It's about as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 1 times 1,000 yards per second.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 1,000 yards per second. 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.
In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 0.71 times 1,000 yards per second.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, 1,000 yards per second is 2.38 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.42 times that amount.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as The Speed of Sound.
In other words, 1,000 yards per second is 2.67 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 0.375 times that amount.
(in dry air at 20°C)
It's about one-tenth as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 1,000 yards per second is 0.11808 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 8.4688 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
It's about eight-and-a-half times as fast as a Peregrine Falcon.
In other words, 1,000 yards per second is 8.47 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 0.118 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
It's about nine-and-a-half times as fast as The CRH (train).
In other words, the speed of The CRH (train) is 0.11 times 1,000 yards per second.
(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 110 yards per second. Theses train can make the 120 km (74 mi) journey from Beijing to Tianjin in about 30 minutes.