Can yo tell me wether the speed of the fastest car is faster than an airplane.my friend told it is
When discussing the world's fastest airplane, Lockheed's SR-71 often comes up. Also referred to as the Blackbird, the SR-71 made its maiden flight on December 22, 1964. It's a jet powered and piloted airplane which is said to have reached Mach 3.2 (2,094 miles or 3,370 kilometers per hour) making it the fastest airplane in the world. Some speculate, that its true top speed and other capabilities were never revealed. The SR-71 is said to have reached an altitude of 16.1 miles (25.9 kilometers).
The fastest airplane commercially was the Tupolev Tu-144, nicknamed the Concordski or Konkordski, which is said to have reached Mach 2.35 (1,550 miles or 2,494.4 kilometers per hour). Because of technical and safety problems however, the Russian company retired the Tu-144 after a short time, but is said to be working on a replacement. Currently the fastest commercial airliner in operation is the Concorde which generally f ...more