Monday, 4 May 2009

124/365 Thrust 2

Thrust 2, driven by Richard Noble, broke the world land speed record at 633.468 mph on October 4th, 1984, at Black Rock, USA, with a Rolls-Royce Avon 302 engine from a Lightning fighter. Full details here. It now resides at the Coventry Transport Museum, which is where we saw it today. My gorillapod got left in the car, so I placed the camera on a low wall to get this shot, too slow for handheld, but this beasty was much better placed and lit for being photographed than its successor, ThrustSSC, which was in the next room - that reached 763.035 mph, Mach 1.020 on October 15th, 1997, driven by Andy Green, using 2 jet engines, RR Spey 205.
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1 comment:

  1. Looks like something from Star Wars LOL



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