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17,000 furlongs per fortnight is about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Jet Fighter
In other words, it's 0.004 times the speed of a Jet Fighter, and the speed of a Jet Fighter is 240 times that amount.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
An F-16's maximum speed at altitude is approximately 4,000,000 furlongs per fortnight. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi).
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