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  • ThrustSSC


    The team with ThrustSSC ThrustSSC ThrustSSC on display in the Coventry Transport Museum Rear view of ThrustSSC, with a panel removed to show one of its four aluminium alloy wheels, in the Coventry Transport Museum One of the engines in the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation MuseumThrustSSC, Thrust SSC or Thrust supersonic car is a British jet-propelled car developed by Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers, Reece Liebenberg, Joshua Hambury and Jeremy Bliss. Thrust SSC holds the world land speed record, set on 15 October 1997, when it achieved a speed of and became the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier. Both Thrust SSC and Thrust2 are displayed at the Coventry Transport Museum in Coventry, England. As part of the Museum's redevelopment project, both cars were relocated by specialist haulier from their position in the Museum's Spirit of Speed Gallery to the new Biffa Award Land Speed Record Gallery which opened in 2015. The car is 16.5 metres long and 3.7 metres wide and weighs nearly 10 tons.

  • Disc brake


    Close-up of a disc brake on a car A disc brake is a type of brake that uses calipers to squeeze pairs of pads against a disc or "rotor" to create friction. This action retards the rotation of a shaft, such as a vehicle axle, either to reduce its rotational speed or to hold it stationary. The energy of motion is converted into waste heat which must be dispersed. Hydraulically actuated disc brakes are the most commonly used form of brake for motor vehicles, but the principles of a disc brake are applicable to almost any rotating shaft.

  • Dolours Price


    Dolours Price (21 June 1951 – 23 January 2013) was a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) member along with her younger sister Marian.

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