Watch A High-Speed Train Race A Fighter Jet

Video: If you don't live in a country where high-speed trains are common, you might not realise how fast they can really go. Travelling at 320km/h, this TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) train in France was able to keep pace with a fighter jet during an inaugural run of a new line.

Of course, if the Dassault Rafale fighter jet's pilot were to hit its afterburners and accelerate the craft towards its top speed of 1912km/h, the plane would leave this high-speed train in the dust. But delta-winged fighters still require a certain level of speed to just stay airborne, and it's impressive that this TGV can keep pace with it even at low airspeeds.

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