747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3992 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12515 times:
I have ask about USAF jet, but now I bringing it to the USN. An EA-6B Prowler wins hands down by today standers. But I looking for any USN jet that was lunched off a carrier, not just current ones. F-4 phantom, A-3 Skywarriers, A-5 or even an A-3. So what the loudest jet to ever land or take off an USN CV/CVN.
747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3992 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12219 times:
Quoting LMP737 (Reply 4): From my experience the A-6 and EA-6B. Even with ear plugs and heavy duty mickey mouse ears it would hurt if you were on the cats and they went to military.
Quoting RAPCON (Reply 5): A-6 & EA-6B's always go military on the cats. Burners are not an option!
Even though A-6 and EA-6B do not have afterburners, they still are louder than a F/A-18 due to the fact that they use turbo jet insteaded of turbo fan. In fact I herd from those who was on my ship when they carried F-14, that EA-6B are louder than a F-14B/D. I was think about older turbo jet powered plane like A-3 or F-4 when I started this post.
Okelleynyc From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12211 times:
Not that I've heard it before, but one possibility that came to my mind was the North American RA5-C with those big and dirty GE J79-10s. I'd imagine they would rattle your fillings when launched in afterburner.
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Sidishus From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 521 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12077 times:
The A-3 was non afterburning and it was not as loud as suggested here.
For chest hammering decibels, I would have to go with the J-79 engined A-5 and F-4. The F-14 was up there too.
For the most obnoxious loud, my vote is the F3H Demon ...It was just AWFUL.
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RAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12015 times:
Quoting LMP737 (Reply 12): The F-14 was but a whisper when compared to the EA-6B and A-6
That depends on your individual ear. The screaming shrilly banshee sound of the 6's did not bother me as much as the roar of the 14. And as I said above, when launching from CAT 1-2, the JBD's would just send that heat/smell right to the bridge wings and crows nest. UGH!!!
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LMP737 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 4752 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11974 times:
Quoting RAPCON (Reply 13): That depends on your individual ear. The screaming shrilly banshee sound of the 6's did not bother me as much as the roar of the 14. And as I said above, when launching from CAT 1-2, the JBD's would just send that heat/smell right to the bridge wings and crows nest. UGH!!!
On the cats the high pitch whine from the J-52 is so bad it hurts your ears. I remember when some folks from Navy medical came buy and wired some of our plane captains for sound to check for decibel exposure. They were going to other bases as well doing the same thing. We asked them who is exposed to the highest levels. Their answer was the guys in the A-6/EA-6B community.
Yanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11963 times:
The EA-6B hands down!!!!! That mother would rattle your teeth. It didnt matter if you wore double protection. I will never forget getting stuck between cats 3 and 4 and had to stay there until the Prowler took off. It seemed to take forever, it was very scary. This is coming from a Tomcat shooter. Loudest by far.
Oklso From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 11725 times:
Hands down, the Vigi (RA-5C) was the loudest. I have sat behind the JBD in an A7E while the Vigi went to stage 5 blower, then launched. Not only loud, but it shuck the Corsair like a dog tryin' to pass a peach seed. Most spectacular at night too! The Crusader (we had RF-8's for workups on one cruise) were quite loud also. The J-57's had a single stage blower and when they selected it, it lit with a LOUD bang.