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How fast is 730 yards per second?

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It's about as fast as a Jet Fighter.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
It's about three-fourths as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 1.37 times 730 yards per second.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.575 times 730 yards per second.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
It's about twice as fast as The Speed of Sound.
In other words, 730 yards per second is 1.95 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 0.513 times that amount.
(in dry air at 20°C)
It's about six times as fast as a Peregrine Falcon.
In other words, 730 yards per second is 6.18 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 0.162 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
It's about seven times as fast as The CRH (train).
In other words, 730 yards per second is 6.9 times the speed of The CRH (train), and the speed of The CRH (train) is 0.14 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 110 yards per second. Theses train can make the 120 km (74 mi) journey from Beijing to Tianjin in about 30 minutes.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as fast as a Porsche 911.
In other words, the speed of a Porsche 911 is 0.137 times 730 yards per second.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)