Best Sounding WWII Fighter.

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  1. V-1710

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    My vote would go to either the P-39, P-40, or P-51/51A: any non-turbo Allison with short stacks. The P-38 was too quiet. Water cooled V-12 with long exuast pipes running to the turbo. The props made more noise than the engines did! Merlins had a nice sound too, but not as smooth as the Allison. R-2800 is an earful. Particularly in the P-47, with the turbo whine. Never got a chance to hear the DB in the 109. What did they sound like?
     
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    damn its rare to actually hear tthat beautiful DB IRL, but hearing it on video just sounds magnificent, it sounds mean and the plane it i in also looks mean... it's easy to identify them as "the bad guys"

    sounds great with my speakers, well cause it's got a Sub-woofer

    heres a link to a video posted somewhere here http://www.flightlevel350.com/video_streaming.php?id=5194
     
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    Merlin engined Spitfire.
     
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    Well Mustangs and Spits sound great, but I do also like the sound of the Boomerang, with the whistling over the gun ports on top of its Pratt and Whitley Twin Wasp radial.
     
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    Ive heard lots of aircraft at the Chino airshows.

    Best sounding to me was the P38.

    The B25 was quite noisey

    The P51/Spit/P40 didnt sound anything special

    The Seafury sounded like it was a champion...... just at idle it sounded like it meant business.

    The B17 and B24 sounded great too.
     
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    Fighters only dude, please disregard the bombers
     
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    THEY ALL SOUND GOOD!!!
     
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    Hell yea Joe....

    Because of my upbringing, I'll always enjoy the sound of the Corsair best of all....
     
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    Flyboy, you ever hear the Grumman S2 tracker? Good god, it sounded horrible. The design of the exhaust collector tended to amplify the harsh frequencies and dampen the more pleasant ones.

    It sounded like one of those 60's V8's with holes in the exhaust pipes. Almost like someone snapping a wooden bat in half ever second.
     
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    YEP! Sounds like russian burp gun amplified 100x. Inside it isn't too bad, I'm sitting in the right seat here, we were testing the brakes after a condition inspection....
    [​IMG]
     
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    if you ask me the WWI fighters sounds just as good if not better than the WWII ones, but as far as WWII fighters go it has to be the spit........
     
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    Yep - I could understand that..

    Here's the classic "start up." I get a woody eveytime I hear this.....
     

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    When I was growing up, there were Trackers based nearby at CFB Shearwater. You'd hear those things coming forever before you saw one. The sound was unmistakable. Not exactly a stealthy aircraft. :lol:

    Nice pic, Joe.
     
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    Used to see them all the time when i was in Canada '83-88'.

    PS - welcome back NS!!
     
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    Thanks, man.:thumbleft:
     
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    Nonskimmer, I flew over your neck of the woods on Thursday, coming back from London. Did you know that in Northern Quebec, between Newfoundland and Hudson bay, the outside air temp was nearly -100F (at 37,000ft)?
     
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    Yea right...
     
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    I dunno if its because of the quality or what, but to me that sounded like a broken toilet trying to flush... ;)
     
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