# How fast is 3,200 meters per minute?

It's about as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 3,200 meters per minute.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 2,500 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 4,300 meters per minute.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
It's about two-thirds as fast as a Helicopter
The speed of a Helicopter is about 4,730 meters per minute.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 2,000 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 1,990 meters per minute.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is about 5,300 meters per minute.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
It's about three-fifths as fast as The TGV (train)
The speed of The TGV (train) is about 5,300 meters per minute.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
It's about three-fifths as fast as an Arrow (archery)
The speed of an Arrow (archery) is about 5,380 meters per minute.
(250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Porsche 911
The speed of a Porsche 911 is about 5,480 meters per minute.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as fast as a Cheetah
The speed of a Cheetah is about 1,841 meters per minute.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 1,800 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
It's about half as fast as The CRH (train)
The speed of The CRH (train) is about 5,800 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. Hexie Hao, 和谐号, a.k.a. 和諧號, a.k.a. Héxié Hào, a.k.a. "Harmony")
It's about half as fast as a Peregrine Falcon
The speed of a Peregrine Falcon is about 6,480 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)

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