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Old 14th Feb 2021, 06:08
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A couple of hundred hours in a Canso with a couple of R 2600’s and about 800 in F27’s and I can’t hear enough to know weather it sounds good or not! They both did then, much better than a C172, or PA 23, or any of about 50 different light singles or twins that preceded them. Couldn’t hear the jets much though. PW 985 in the Winjeel was not bad either
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I'd forgotten the Unducted Fan Demonstrator at Farnborough...

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Old 14th Feb 2021, 08:33
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And the soft hum of the VC10 taxying - instantly recognisable
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Old 14th Feb 2021, 08:49
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And then there is this (which I don't think has been mentioned yet...)

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The P-38 makes a distinctive growl when taxying sometimes...

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Can you find a Gannet ,Treadders....?
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Old 14th Feb 2021, 15:05
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Thanks Treadders....sadly overblown by commentators and background music.....
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Old 14th Feb 2021, 17:22
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I'll try and find something better later - there was one of Neil Moffat's Gannet, an overlaid music and commentary soundtrack sadly.
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Old 15th Feb 2021, 21:24
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My current hearing tests lamentably note a "profound " loss of hearing in the frequency range that directly corresponds to the passing frequency of the R1830 powered props of PBY-5As.
We flew them up the shore of Hudson's Bay when the harbour ice became too "liquidy" for the R1830 DC3s on wheel skis. The PBYs were ex military, converted to haul 26 pax and or/freight.
As a (very young) crew man, I would stand directly behind seat 01 during take-off and landings. The bulkhead of the PBY has a cut-out that gives an unhindered "pilot's eye view" of the proceedings - to a standing person - (the nearest Govt rep was + 1,000 miles due south of these proceedings). Unfortunately, this position placed the eager observer directly beneath the arc of the props, with the tips of the near supersonic tips passing mere inches above the plexiglass,
The PBYs produced tremendous noise and drama - especially during open sea ( Hudson's bay is Big) takeoffs, but the DC3s seemed to produce more elegance and music (to my young ears) .
Today I miss some of my hearing ,,,,but I most certainly treasure all of the memories!!!
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F-104

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Old 16th Feb 2021, 17:30
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A nice selection, including Hunter 'blue note'
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 12:04
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Avro Vulcan howl, from the 4 Olympus 200ís. still made made my body tingle many years later
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Old 19th Feb 2021, 02:20
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You might like this then.

https://video.fbne8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/...54&oe=602F4D0A
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Old 19th Feb 2021, 03:43
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if you're talking distinctive, of the types I have flown, the C337 and Beech Queenair with IO-720s take the cake
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Old 19th Feb 2021, 09:23
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The sound of Hunters at a busy RAF Chivenor in the 60s, when I was but a wee boy and lived in MQs near the end of the runway
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Thanks for that - I think I was Number Two or Three in that lot.

Up at Lossie we used to say the best sound in the world was the sound of a Shack getting airborne. As it meant you weren't on board.
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Old 19th Feb 2021, 14:04
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As far as distinctive sound goes, it would be hard to go past the Bristol Hercules (or Centaurus) clackety sleeve valve radials:





Or perhaps the mournful flyby whine of the Armstrong Siddeley ASMD.1 Double Mambas in the Fairey Gannet (cut to 2:30):

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Old 20th Feb 2021, 01:35
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A Canadian ARGUS at METO power with the props out of sync will get your attention. It could be heard 20 miles away.
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 17:05
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As a teenager at RAF Finningley in the late 1950s (I think) Battle of Britain Days. Four Olympus when two Vulcans took off in quick succession and on lifting from the runway went up almost vertically. The roar and esp the vibration shook the ground for miles around, and so violently that grandads teeth fell out.
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