Chinese scientists want to add wings to bullet trains to make them even faster

Published Nov 22 2021 at 3:00 PM GMT
  • China wants even faster bullet trains, and a team of scientists in the southwest of the country have suggested a way to do it: add wings.
  • Their study found that adding five pairs of small wings on each train carriage would generate additional lift and reduce the weight of the train by nearly a third, taking the top speed to 450km/h (280mph).The research is part of a project launched by Beijing earlier this year named CR450, which aims to develop a new generation of high-speed trains that can….



  • Published Nov 22, 2021 3:00 PM GMT