SPEED RECORDS

LAND SPEED RECORD VECHICLE
THRUST SSC
The World Motor Sport Council homologated the new world land speed records set by the team ThrustSSC of Richard Noble, driver Andy Green, on 15 October 1997 at Black Rock Desert, Nevada (USA). This is the first time in history that a land vehicle has exceeded the speed of sound. The new records are as follows:

Speed mile                      1227.986 km/h (763.035 mph)
Speed kilometre              1223.657 km/h (760.343 mph) 
Engine                            Two Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan
Initially
                           Rolls-Royce Spey 202
Finally
                            Rolls-Royce Spey 205
Length
                           16.5 m (54 ft)
Width
                            3.7 m (12 ft)
Curb weight
                   10.5 tonnes







AIR SPEED RECORD AIRCARFT
X-15 A

The X-15 was based on a concept study from Walter Dornberger for the NACA for a hypersonic research aircraft.[4] The requests for proposal were published on 30 December 1954 for the airframe and on 4 February 1955 for the rocket engine. The X-15 was built by two manufacturers: North American Aviation was contracted for the airframe in November 1955, and Reaction Motors was contracted for building the engines in 1956.
The X-15A reached a maximum speed of 7,274 km/hr (4,520 m.p.h., 2,021 m/sec) in October 1967, flown by William "Pete" Knight of the U.S. Air Force.

Speed                     7274km/h (4520 mph)
Engine                     XLR-99
Length                    15.45 m (51 ft)
Width                      6.8 m (22 ft)
Height                     4.12 m (14 ft)
Loaded weight         15,420 kg
Empty weight           6,620 kg







WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR RAILED VEHICLES
JR-Maglev
JR-Maglev, or SCMaglev (Super-conducting Maglev) is a magnetic levitation train system developed by the Central Japan Railway Company and Railway Technical Research Institute (association of Japan Railways Group).The JR-Maglev system uses an Electro-dynamic Suspension (EDS) system. The maglev-trains have superconducting magnetic coils, and the guide ways contain levitation coils. As the train moves, its moving magnetic fields create a current in the levitation coils because of the magnetic field induction effect. These currents create a magnetic field that interacts with the magnetic field of the superconductive coils to create a force that holds up and stabilises the train. On 2 December 2003, a three-car train reached a maximum speed of 581 km/h (361 mph) (world speed record for railed vehicles) in a manned vehicle run.:

Speed                      581 km/h (361 mph) 
Engine                     Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM)






WORLD RAIL SPEED RECORD
SNCF TGV
The TGV POS is a TGV train built by French manufacturer Alstom which is operated by the French national rail company, the SNCF, in France's high-speed rail lines. A train using both power cars of the TGV POS trainset number 4402 set a new world speed record (for travel on conventional rails) on April 3, 2007. The train reached 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph).[1] As part of a series of increasingly faster runs that culminated in the official record attempt.:

Speed                      574.8 km/h (357.2 mph) 
Engine                     Asynchronous Motors


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