Stealth

This article is about the roller coaster at Thorpe Park. For the roller coaster formerly named "Stealth", see Nighthawk.
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Stealth
Stealth (Thorpe Park) 2006 01.jpg
Thorpe Park
Location Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Park section Amity
Status Operating since 15 March 2006
Cost £12,000,000
Height restriction 140 cm (55 inches)
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Onsite construction RCS GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Hyper
Product Accelerator Coaster
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Hydraulic launch
Height 62.5 metres
Top speed 128.7 km/h
Length 400 metres
Inversions 0
Drop angle 90°
Duration 0:29
G-Force 4.5
HELP
The entrance to Stealth

Stealth is a steel launched roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. It is the fastest roller coaster in the United Kingdom and the second tallest, after The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which opened in 1994.

It is an Accelerator Coaster installation from Intamin and was designed in conjunction with Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH. Stealth was installed by RCS GmbH.[1]

History

Stealth opened to guests on 15 March 2006, a year after Rita at Alton Towers.

Design

Elements

Using hydraulic technology the train is launched from 0 mph to 80 mph in 1.8 seconds.[2] Following the launch, the train rises up and over the 205 foot tall top hat. This is followed by an airtime hill, which leads into the final brakes.

Stealth has a transfer track, located in a warehouse beside the ride.

Trains

3 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 20 riders per train.

Similar rides

Stealth has a very similar layout to Kingda Ka, which opened in 2005 at Six Flags Great Adventure, but is a little less than half the size. A clone of Stealth, Zaturn, at Space World, opened in April 2006 and operated until the closure of the park in December 2017.

Photo Gallery

References

External links

  • Stealth on the Roller Coaster DataBase.