12 fastest vehicles in the world
• 12 fastest vehicles in the world
People love the speed. Sometimes, however, the speed - it is a necessary condition for excellence in competition and achieve the desired results. Whether it's a plane, train or car, people are often willing to risk their lives for the sake of this magic word - "a world record".
In our list today is the fastest means of transportation, created by the hands of man.
Submarine - the Soviet nuclear submarine K-222, the only boat built for the project 661 "Anchar" (in western terminology known as "Papa") and the first, which had a titanium case. It is the fastest submarine in the world. It was first put into operation December 31, 1969 and reached a record speed of underwater 44 7 host, or 80 km / h. The boat was removed March 5, 2010.
Snowmobile - G-Force-1 (340 km / h). Company G-Force has always been obsessed with records, and they did it again in 2013. Snowmobile (or, to be appropriate, snow rocket) G-Force-1 accelerated to a maximum speed of 340 km / h.
Car - Hennessey Venom GT (435 km / h). Surprisingly, the American sports car company Hennessey Performance Engineering is the fastest production car in the world. The car was shown March 29, 2010. The car is a modified version of the model Lotus Exige. In 2013, the Hennessey Venom GT has developed a record speed trials, speeding up to 435 km / h.
Helicopter - Eurocopter X3 (486 km / h). Helicopter Eurocopter June 7, 2013 a top speed of 486 km / h, and its cruising speed was 471 km / h. Eurocopter X3 is an experimental and revolutionary "hybrid" helicopter and airplane rolled into one.
Boat - Spirit of Australia (511 km / h). Attempting to set a speed record on water is extremely dangerous occupation, as a small wave or a ripple on the surface of the water can bring the boat out of control and end in disaster. However, the water speed record was set by Ken Worby October 8, 1978. His wooden boat - the "Spirit of Australia" is driven by a jet engine Westingjouse J34 (used mainly for fighter aircraft). His boat has a top speed 511 km / h and remained at the top of the rankings for over 40 years.
Railway train - Maglev MLX01 (581 km / h). Maglev - magnetic levitation train, which uses magnetic levitation system. Central railway companies in Japan and rail Research Institute have developed one of the last trains projects maglev in Japan - MLX01, which reached a top speed of 581 km / h in December 2003, making it the fastest rail train and rail vehicle in the world .
Motorcycle - Top 1 Ack Attack (634 km / h). Top 1 Ack Attack - specially built sleek sports bike, which broke the record for the fastest motorcycle in the world September 25, 2010. With engine with 900-horsepower Ack has a top speed 634 km / h.
Rocket car - ThrustSSC (1228 km / h). ThrustSSC is a British jet supersonic car developed by Richard Noble, clay Boush, Ron Ayers and Jeremy Bliss. The car broke the speed record October 15, 1997, when in 1228 has a top speed km / h and became the first car to officially preodolelzvukovoy barrier. He drove a military pilot Andy Green in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
A manned aircraft - X-15 (7272 km / h). The North American X-15 - it's a plane with a rocket engine, operated by the Air Force and NASA United States under the experimental series aircraft. October 3, 1967 the X-15 set a speed record for manned aircraft, reaching a speed of 7272 km / h, and maintains the palm since. The aircraft was written off in December 1970.
drones - HTV-2Cokol (21245 km / h). Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 is an unmanned experimental rocket-glider. It was developed for DARPA project, and reached a speed of 21,245 km / h. HTV-2Cokol used to test technology that would allow the US to strike any aerospace target in the world within one hour. The first HTV-2 flew on April 22, 2010, but the contact was lost in the ninth minute of the flight. Subsequent runs over the territory of the Pacific continue to fail. But the company continues to work on the DARPA project.
A manned spaceship - Apollo 10 (39895 km / h). Apollo 10 was the fourth manned spacecraft in the US Apollo space program. He had to make a test flight before the Apollo 11 launch to check landing procedures on the moon. Apollo 10 was in 2002 in the Guinness Book of Records for the highest speed reached by a manned vehicle at the time of return from the moon May 26, 1969. He has a top speed in the 39895 km / h. Crew members were Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan.
An unmanned spacecraft - Helios-2 (252792 km / h). Helios 2 - a space probe, which was launched to study solar processes. The probe was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, January 15, 1976 and has a top speed at 252792 km / h. Helios 2 flew three million kilometers toward the Sun and approached him to record the distance of 43.432 million kilometers. Space probe Helios has completed his mission in the early 1980s, but continued to send signals up to 1985. The probe is no longer functioning, but still remains in an elliptical orbit around the sun.