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How fast is 68.52 kilometers per minute?

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It's about one-and-one-fourth times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, 68.52 kilometers per minute is 1.25 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 0.8 times that amount.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as fast as a Jet Fighter.
In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 0.59 times 68.52 kilometers per minute.
(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 40 kilometers per minute. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi).
It's about three times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, 68.52 kilometers per minute is 2.97 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.337 times that amount.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
It's about three-and-a-half times as fast as The Speed of Sound.
In other words, 68.52 kilometers per minute is 3.33 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 0.3 times that amount.
(in dry air at 20°C)
It's about one-tenth as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 68.52 kilometers per minute is 0.14748 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 6.7806 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 464.62 kilometers per minute. 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 ten-and-a-half times as fast as a Peregrine Falcon.
In other words, the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 0.0943 times 68.52 kilometers per minute.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 6.48 kilometers 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.
It's about twelve times as fast as The CRH (train).
In other words, the speed of The CRH (train) is 0.083 times 68.52 kilometers 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")