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How fast is 4,700 yards per minute?

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It's about as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
In other words, the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 1 times 4,700 yards per minute.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 4,700 yards per minute. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Helicopter
In other words, 4,700 yards per minute is 0.9080 times the speed of a Helicopter, and the speed of a Helicopter is 1.10 times that amount.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
The AH-64 helicopter, one of the primary helicopters used by the United States Army, flies at a top cruise speed of 5,180 yards per minute. The AH-64 is the primary military helicopter of several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
In other words, the speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is 1.30 times 4,700 yards per minute.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 model Gallardo has a top speed of 5,800 yards per minute. The Gallardo can reach speeds of 1,800 yards per minute in just 3.9 seconds.
It's about four-fifths as fast as The TGV (train)
In other words, the speed of The TGV (train) is 1.30 times 4,700 yards per minute.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
The TGV Réseau sets have a top speed of 5,800 yards per minute. The train is capable of travelling the 425 km (264 mi) distance from Paris to Lyon in East-Central France in about two hours.
It's about four-fifths as fast as an Arrow (archery)
In other words, 4,700 yards per minute is 0.79880 times the speed of an Arrow (archery), and the speed of an Arrow (archery) is 1.2520 times that amount.
(250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)
A 250 gram arrow will reach speeds of approximately 5,884 yards per minute when fired from a 60-lb, 28-inch draw bow . Archeological evidence from the Ahrensburg valley near Hamburg, Germany indicates that arrows have been used since at least 11 to 12,000 years ago.
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Porsche 911
In other words, 4,700 yards per minute is 0.7840 times the speed of a Porsche 911, and the speed of a Porsche 911 is 1.280 times that amount.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)
The Porsche 911 GT2 has a top speed of 6,000 yards per minute. It takes just 7.4 seconds for the GT2 to accelerate to 2,930 yards per minute.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as fast as a Tornado
In other words, 4,700 yards per minute is 1.2973870 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 0.770780 times that amount.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 3,226.6670 yards per minute and 4,018.6670 yards per minute. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.