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.The first full test firing of the rocket that will power a British car to over 1,000mph (1,600km/h) will take place in the coming months.
Producing 122kN (27,000lb) of thrust, the hybrid Falcon motor will be the largest rocket to be ignited in the UK for 20 years.
It will not be the only power unit in the Bloodhound vehicle when it tries to break the land speed record next year.
There will also be a jet from a fighter plane and the engine from an F1 car.
The team behind the project believes this trio of power units could secure the absolute land speed record for Britain for many years to come.
Originally posted by lewman
its amazing really, they are using a cosworth formula 1 engine as a fuel pump for high-test peroxide rocket fuel, which i assume will be mixed with some kind of other fuel when it gets to the jet engine and rocket parts of the vehicle.