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B-1B Vs KC-135A Which Was Louder  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

From what I have been reading in a alot of post, here in military aviation, the KC-135A was the loud aircraft the USAF ever had. Lately I have been reading that the B-1B with all four engines on A/B is as loud or louder than a KC-135A. I may have herd in person a KC135A or maybe it was a E model, anyway was one loud aircraft. I has not herd a B-1B in person, but I have herd one in flightlevel350.com and I was very impressed, if they are that loud on video I could not not think about how loud they are in person. From what I been reading, both the KC-135A and a B-1B will shank any with in miles of them at take off. Since the KC-135A has long been re-engine into E or R model, I can not hear one today take off, also there is not B-1b base near me, so I am asking anybody who has been base near both these aircraft to tell me which one is the loudest?

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

I believe the KC-135A was louder. I know it was louder than a B-58A with all four in full AB.

User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
B-1B Vs KC-135A Which Was Louder

You can ask the residents of Tye, TX which one is louder.  Big grin

(right outside of Dyess AFB)



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User currently offlineSocal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

...............B-1..............LOUDER...!!!!


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
B-58A with all four in full AB.

you know for a second there I was going to say something about how is that possible, you are so full of watever... then I realized you said 58, not 52... SOOOO now I have a genuine reason to be jealous.. I would just short of killed to see/hear a 58. Too bad there is no way one of those will end up in private hands. I have a lotto ticket that's just itching to bring one of those birds out to play with.

PS: Of what I have experienced... the BONE is it!!!

[Edited 2006-08-27 05:42:41]

User currently offlineBraud65 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

Heard and seen both. Bone gets it hands down...

Regards


User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4444 times:

The B-1 is the loudest thing I have ever heard in my life. I have seen two departures, and my ears are still ringing.

User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

The B-1 in burner is the second loudest jet I've heard... the harrier hovering being the first. But both are eclipsed by the sound of my ex wife nagging me.


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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 7):
The B-1 in burner is the second loudest jet I've heard... the harrier hovering being the first.

I seen and hear a harrier hovering at sea, and yes it is loud, but after nearly two years of hearing them hoover at sea on a LHA, they did not seem so loud.


User currently offlineTarantine From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 4378 times:

What about the B-52G? It had eight noisy water injected J-57s, the KC-135A only had four!

User currently offlineB52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

Quoting Braud65 (Reply 5):
Heard and seen both. Bone gets it hands down...

Regards

Concur...especially in a 2-ship launch at dawn; each jet heavily loaded for live weapon drops on the training range. Takes a lot of power to get 84 Mk82 500lb bombs moving....you do the math  Smile

I'd like to see a comparison to the SR-71. I've heard that sucker was about as loud as any two (7 stage AB, etc.), but haven't experienced any of them in my AF career.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

Not seen a KC-135 but I went to the Wright Brothers Centennial in Kitty Hawk, NC and saw a B1-B flypast. Now I've stood a couple of hundred feet underneath Concorde as it has taken off a number of times and I thought that was loud. Holy christ alive the B1-B eclipsed it pretty easily! As it came past the airfield with all four ABs on it aimed skywards and it was so loud (just crackles!) and so powerful I felt the force it was pushing out was going to adjust the Earth's orbit!!

I've seen the Harrier do it's hover thingy too. I used to fly out of Boscombe Down fairly often and we had the odd Harrier from RNAS Yeovilton come over and do hovery stuff. My building overlooked the flightline and it was pretty darn loud...the BAC 1-11 that taxied about 30ft from my window on a regular basis seemed pretty noisy too!

Trying to think of a few other noisy beasts:
-VC-10 again whilst at Boscombe...had one from Brize Norton come and do touch and gos all day once. Maybe a hundred feet from that thing as it takes off...thank the RAF for supplying decent ear wear!
-EF Typhoon...Jeepers, like the Tornado but louder, especially if you are in a single engined prop job as it takes off about 50ft from you



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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2643 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4201 times:
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Why does everyone say the Harrier is so loud? I've seen them many times at airshows and they arent anything outstanding. The B-1B on the other hand I gotta say is ridiculously loud. Also F-14, Mig-23 and Mig-25 are pretty ear-shattering. Especially Mig-23BNs.

User currently offlineCF188A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4111 times:

VC-10 is also VERY LOUD. .... F-15 VERY LOUD.... B-1B VERY LOUD... these are all incomparable

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

Speaking of loud! The Hawker Hunter at the Hillsboro Airshow that tookoff (and crashed shortly after takeoff, which I btw, witnessed) was loud as HELL!  Wink

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4052 times:

Quoting CF188A (Reply 13):
VC-10 is also VERY LOUD. .... F-15 VERY LOUD.... B-1B VERY LOUD... these are all incomparable

A F-16 is louder than a F-15.


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4049 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):

What kind of loud do you mean? If its the low pitched rumble of afterburners and thrust, I'd say the B1. But the KC-135's PW TF-33's on takeoff emit an unsurpassed, nasty screech that can deafen people if they are unprotected.


User currently offlineCF188A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

[quote=A F-16 is louder than a F-15.[/quote]

Maybe to your ears


User currently offlineCF188A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 15):
A F-16 is louder than a F-15.

hmmmmm..... to your ears perhaps ?


User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Quoting CF188A (Reply 18):
hmmmmm..... to your ears perhaps ?

Maybe it is my ears but at the 2006 Langly Air Show they had F-15 doing demo all day, but when the Thrunder Birds perform those F-16 seem louder.
I like the F-15 better than any USAF fighter today (ok maybe not the F-22A) but my ears my can not lie to me.


User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 16):
What kind of loud do you mean? If its the low pitched rumble of afterburners and thrust, I'd say the B1. But the KC-135's PW TF-33's on takeoff emit an unsurpassed, nasty screech that can deafen people if they are unprotected.

I talking about something that will rattle my guts.

Seeing that J-57 that powered the KC-135A was a turbojet. I would think it would have a high pitch loud rumble and thrust sound because of the lack of by-pass fans.

I funny how the TF-33's (JT3-D) that nasty screech, but the JT8-D has a low pitched rumble and thrust sound at take off.  Smile


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2643 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4029 times:
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Yea those TF-33s really aren't much of a rumble...they just screech really nasty!! Which is a different kind of loud. What does the J-57 sound like? Screech + rumble? That's a killer combo I guess!!

User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

I saw a B-1B bank right at an airshow 4 years ago and had to plug my ears. Why doesn't the USAF hushkit these planes????

A great aircraft. Reagan made the right choice in 1981 ordering 100 more of these bombers to be built...

I saw a KC-135 takeoff and it wasn't nearly as loud...

[Edited 2006-09-08 15:18:08]


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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

Quoting Bmacleod (Reply 22):
I saw a B-1B bank right at an airshow 4 years ago and had to plug my ears. Why doesn't the USAF hushkit these planes????

So plane lovers like me get to hear them!:D


User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3995 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 23):
!:D

It was suppost to look like this.  Big grin


25 Bushpilot : I have seen B-1B and KC-135 E?model both take off, Less than 200 yards from the flight line during the Arctic thunder training out of Eilson AFB in FA
26 Post contains images Lurch : Errr Huskits on a B-1?!? NOT Possible as the After Burners would soon remove the Hush Kits. The BONE (B-1) Is a Military aircraft so is allowed to mak
27 M0j0NL : back in the good o`l days on Soesterberg me and a buddy were standing against the fence thats not that far from the runway, 2 F111`s taxied onto the r
28 Post contains images B52murph : That's a good one I have had several friends who where maintainers on F-15s in the 32d Fighter Sq at Soesterberg. Every single one without exception
29 Post contains images Bmacleod : Could you possibly explain how this happens?
30 Post contains images 747400sp : The after buners would burner that hush kit off quick. Anyway why would any want to put a hush kit on a B-1B.
31 AirSpare : @KC135TopBoom- You saw a Hustler take of in full AB? Damn, the most beuatiful bomber never built. I'd trade watching SR-71s at Beale practice single e
32 N1641 : I lived in Boise once, looking at a map and guessing, 4 miles northeast of the runways and not under the departure corridor and you could hear the B-1
33 Corey07850 : B-1 has to be louder... Put it this way, at the Daytona 500 this year a B-1 departed DAB during the race with 43 cars at full throttle and everyone in
34 Post contains links and images MCIGuy : I'd have to disagree. The Viper and the Eagle share the same engine only the Eagle has two.   The loudest aircraft I've heard would have to be a tos
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