I been told turbojets are a lot louder than turbofans. But I have to say I can handle the noise from a J-52 turbojet at idle better than a F-100 turbofans at idle. At sea on the fight deck, I have stood 8 to 10 feet from an EA-6B with both it's J-52 running, and even when I took out out one of my hearing protection to see how loud the A/C are ( by the way not a good ideal), I have to say, I can handle being close to a EA-6B a lot better than, being across the field from a F-15 or F-16. Ear spiting is the best way to describe a taxing F-15 or F-16 powered by F-100. So is it me, or is the F-100 noisier than the J-52?
PS: For ears sake, may be it a good thing the turbojet version of the F-100 the PW1120 was not order. Oh and by the way I like loud engines, so for me to say an engine to loud, that give you a description of how loud a F-100 is at idle or taxi.