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What Is MACH 8 ?

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I have heard of MACH, I want to know in detail about MACH , what exactly it refers to , and also what Is the meaning of MACH8?

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  1. Tom Reeds

    Mach is termed as the speed of object moving through the air, divided by the speed of sound, This has a lot to do with the effects of the surroundings also. In general MACH basically represents speed, and MACH is termed as the speed of sound. The speed of sound is 1,236 kilometers or 768mph. Travelling at the speed of sound means that you have broken the sound barrier. There are many fighter jets, in fact all of the fighter jets are capable of breaking the sound barrier. In fact there is a record of breaking the sound barrier on the land also and it was set by a British team with the Thrust SSC.
    Thrust SSC is a Super sonic jet car which was developed and designed by Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayners and Jeremy Bliss. Thrust SSC holds the land speed record of breaking the sound barrier on earth when it achieved the speed in excess of 763 mph and it was also termed as the first car to officially break the sound barrier.
    This jet powered car required a lot of test runs in order to achieve this milestone. The record was achieved at the Black Rock Desert Nevada , USA. Royal Air Force Pilot Squardon Leader Andy Green drove this car in the desert.
    As Mach refers to the speed of the sound Mach 8 refers to eight times the speed of sound.
     

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