April 22, 2010
Junkers Ju 87 'Stuka' Divebomber
I told Jennifer that the Germans put sirens on the Stuka Divebombers just to scare the living h3ll out of the people they were bombing in WWII. I'm not sure why I feel compelled to share these little gems with her, but I do. The first time I ever heard this was listening to
Catherine's Molly's Pink Floyd album "The Wall". I'd listen to it and then push the needle back and listen to it over and over - the sound is intense - even if you don't know what the sound is, you get this sense of impending peril.
Once you learn to recognize the sound, you'll realize that the audio track is used all the time. You hear it on the Road Runner cartoons and on television shows whenever a plane goes into a dive. The sound is actually not made by the plane or the propeller, but by special "Jericho Trumpet" sirens attached to each wheel spat. Cruel.
Posted by Rob Kiser on April 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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