# What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? [closed]

I got asked this question for my physics course at college, i'm not the best at airspeed velocities...

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

I still can't find anything to help me, i'm quite stuck and have been googling and asking about on a few forums.

Thank you.

• ....was the question serious? – Kyle Kanos Aug 6 '14 at 15:19
• I thought so, I haven't watch that movie so I wouldn't know. Would African or European types of swallows make a difference overall? or could they still achieve the same velocity? – Zac Grierson Aug 6 '14 at 15:21
• Well that scene is the only portion in which the question is relevant in the movie. I am not an ornithologist, so have no idea about the difference between the birds. – Kyle Kanos Aug 6 '14 at 15:24
• This question appears to be a joke rather than a physics question, making it off-topic. Sorry! – Danu Aug 6 '14 at 15:47
• Just say it's $1ussu$ (that's unladen swallow speed unit) – Jim Aug 6 '14 at 15:50