BLOODHOUND :SUPERSONIC LAND VEHICLE
Bloodhound SSC is a British supersonic land vehicle currently in development. Its goal is to match or exceed 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h) achieving a new world land speed record. The pencil-shaped car, powered by a jet engine and a rocket engine . It is being developed and built with the intention of breaking the land speed record by 33%, the largest ever margin.
- It has 135,000 horse power.
- It is designed to travel 1mile in 3.6 seconds.
- The back just looks like a jet fighter.
- The project was announced on 23 October 2008 at the Science Museum in london by Lord Drayson – then Minister of Science in the UK’s Department for Innovation , Universities and Skills.
- The task of driving the Bloodhound will fall to Wing Commander Green, who will lie feet-first in the Bloodhound SSC. As the car accelerates from 0 to 1,000 mph (0 to 1,609 km/h) in 42 seconds, he will experience a force of approximately 2.5g (two-and-a-half times his body weight).
- How to slow the vehicle: To slow the vehicle, Green will deploy airbrakes at 800 mph (1,300 km/h) , parachutes at 600mph (965km/h) and with disc brakes used below 250 mph (400 km/h). As he decelerates, he will experience a force of up to 3g.
- The College of Engineering at Swansea University has been heavily involved in the aerodynamic shape of the vehicle from the start.
- About the engine: A prototype Eurojet EJ200 jet engine developed for the Eurofighter and bound for a museum, was donated to the project.
- About the wheels : the four 36-inch (910 mm) diameter wheels will rotate at up to 10,200 rpm and will be forged from solid aluminium to resist the 50,000 g centrifugal forces
- The Bloodhound Project is first and foremost an education project designed to inspire future generations to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by showcasing these subjects in the most exciting way possible.
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