747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3964 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5012 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?
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!!!
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3737 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4675 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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Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2666 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4641 times:
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.
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.
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.
747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3964 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 4479 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.