Sound Effects—U.S. Air Force Firepower

A 1962 release that included tracks such as:

• Sonic Boom: F-104 "Starfighter"
• F-100's Fire Mixed Loads Of Rockets At Ground Targets
• Mass Napalm Attack By F-100's (Ground Bursts)
• Nuclear Bomb Explosion, Yucca Flat, Nevada
• 20 MM Vulcan "Gatling Gun" Type Aircraft Cannon

You can peruse the full list of tracks at

The Akron Beacon Journal - Oct 4, 1962

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 23, 2018
     Category: Military | 1960s | Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

No tailhook squealing?
I wanted to hear the nuke blow off, but there's no way I could listen to the rest to find it.
Posted by Virtual on 07/23/18 at 09:43 AM
Virtual: you can find the nuke at 10:10.
Posted by Alex on 07/23/18 at 01:26 PM
Awesome. Nuke tests should be on TV, still. Maybe Comrade Kim will help us out with that.
Posted by Virtual on 07/24/18 at 10:17 AM
I worked for a few years at McClellan AFB near Sacramento when I was at university. The base was a repair depot, essentially the heavy industry arm of the Air Force - if any plane in inventory needed a part, they could make it from scratch if required.

At one corner of the base was a fire test range where the Vulcan cannons that were carried by the A10 Thunderbolt (Warthog) were given a shake down after servicing / repair. The sound of one was like ripping paper and incredibly loud. We could hear them over the two mile distance inside our office building. The recording at about the four minute mark was typical. I always thought of it as the sound of freedom.
Posted by KDP on 07/24/18 at 02:17 PM
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