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Date: 01/07/09 09:35 AM

25 Responses to Rocket-Powered Aerotrain

  1. Profile photo of J-Dog
    J-Dog Male 30-39
    78 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 9:49 am
    Link: Rocket-Powered Aerotrain - Extraordinary-looking French invention from the 1960s - a rocket-powered train the went up to 235mph / 380kmh.
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    slate Male 13-17
    174 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 9:51 am
    woooooooooooooooooooooooo
  3. Profile photo of Chiefy
    Chiefy Male 18-29
    713 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 9:54 am
    It doesn`t say why it was abandoned?
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2388 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 10:00 am
    It was abandoned because there was a better high speed train developed. The TVG
    I trust wikipedia on the whole its when you go into detail you need to buy a book.
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    Widowmaker Male 18-29
    40 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 10:27 am
    Is there a chance the track could bend?
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 10:30 am
    Man, the 60`s and their attempted futuristic technologies. Robots, weird cars, super computers, the Jetsons..
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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1895 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 10:57 am
    "Is there a chance the track could bend?"
    ~~~~~~~~~

    Not a chance my hindu friend.

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    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Monoraiiiiil
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    wowthissucks Male 30-39
    305 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 11:08 am
    "Is there a chance the track could bend?"
    ~~~~~~~~~
    "Not a chance my hindu friend."

    Very good. Matt would be proud.

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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 11:15 am
    that actually looked kinda cool
  11. Profile photo of SM25
    SM25 Male 13-17
    562 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 11:22 am
    Its the Doc "Back to the future again are we"
  12. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
    868 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 11:49 am
    There`s multiple reasons to why we had these ideas in the 60`s...
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 11:50 am
    Do a barrel-roll!

    *whole train falls off track and explodes*

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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    Can`t most European and Japanese trains hit an average of 235mph? For that matter, can`t Bugatti Veyron do that on the open highway?
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    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    On the side of it it said: "Aerotrain experimental 02"
    I wonder what happened to experimental 01?
  16. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    On the side of it it said: "Aerotrain experimental 02"
    I wonder what happened to experimental 01?

    So do they.

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    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    On the side of it it said: "Aerotrain experimental 02"
    I wonder what happened to experimental 01?

    So do they.


    What happened to the airotrain experimental 01

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    SLOW!
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    DavidXJ
    Male, 30-39, Western US
    3 Posts Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:47:36 PM
    Can`t most European and Japanese trains hit an average of 235mph? For that matter, can`t Bugatti Veyron do that on the open highway?

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    The Veyron in theory can do that, in reality not because there`s always some bastard in the way unless it`s a German Autobahn at about 2 in the morning and even then what little traffic there is is so much slower than you it`s not a good idea.

    As for the trains, the bullet trains in Japan and several train types in Europe cruise at around 185. The French are bringing out a new generation that`ll be 220 but they spend crazy amounts of money on their trains, it`s a national icon and costs them billions a year.

  20. Profile photo of clwnz
    clwnz Male 13-17
    101 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    maglev ftw.
  21. Profile photo of Widowmaker
    Widowmaker Male 18-29
    40 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    Thank you backfat...Thank you...
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    It was invented by a room full of French military generals who asked the question, "How can we all run away from an invading country in the fastest way possible?" Hence, the Aerotrain!
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 9:04 am
    oooh.
    that looks like my moms car lmao
  24. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    So THAT`S what they did instead of general hygiene...

    PS if you`re French, you have full reign to rip one on America.

  25. Profile photo of 4x4Master
    4x4Master Male 18-29
    220 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 11:14 pm
    This is a JET powered train, not a rocket powered train. There is a rather large difference between the two.

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