Major City Air Raid Siren

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  1. Matt308

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    138db at 100yds! Can you imagine that?
     
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    Awesome. Raises the hair on the back of my neck. I can't imagine hearing that prior to a great raid. Scary.
     
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    I'm only 44 (oh *****, that's depressing) but I can recall as a kid that we still had weekly / monthly tests of the sirens across the UK.

    I believe they're no longer in-situ as they have something that can broadcast on every TV / Radio / etc if such alerts are needed
     
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    that thing must be loud when your right next to it!
     
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    Right next to it? Its 138db at 100yds!!! That is a sustained sound like .357magnum for God's sake. Now walk 99yds closer. :lol:
     
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    That thing would probably kill you if you were at 0-1 yards or more when it went off if it is that loud at 100yards...
     
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    Our town still has one left over from WW2 and they use it for something and it goes off about every week.
     
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    Creepy. What could be that important to light that thing off once a week in your town, Adler?
     
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    Did you read the part where they talk about the amount of energy can light things on fire at close range? :lol:
     
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    I dont know. I think it has to do with the Prison on the outskirts of town.
     
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    Jeez! That is scary. Hide the women and children! :lol:
     
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    It is a minimum security prison for women. Nothing special.
     
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