Is it possible for a Boeing 737 to go faster than the Shinkansen Japanese train?
- ANDRE LLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Since 2014, shinkansen trains run regularly at speeds up to 320 km/h (200 mph), placing them alongside the French TGV and German ICE as the second fastest trains in the world.
At 26000' in a standard atmosphere, 340kCAS = 490 knots True Air Speed, which is the absolute maximum permitted speed of a Boeing 737. 490 kTAS = 564mph or 907km/hr (using a generic Speed Unit Converter.)Yes.
- jeffrey fLv 72 months ago
Yes, very possible. A Shinkansen train can travel up to 200 mph. A Boeing 737 can fly as fast as 525 mphSource(s): wikipedia.org
- 2 months ago
The plane flies much faster than the bullet train, However if you factor in the airport and transfer times the city to city time by train is faster
- Anonymous2 months ago
At cruise altitude (35000 ft) a 737 stall speed is around 400 km/h, true air speed.
Currently, the fastest Shinkansen ride at 320 km/h.So, in cruise, a 737 cannot even fly as SLOW as the maximum speed of the Shinkansen.