DDE Posted July 17, 2020 Share Posted July 17, 2020 11 minutes ago, ARS said: Does aircraft bombs actually "whistle" when dropped from aircraft? Quite frequently, in movies and video games (especially if set on WW2 era, but sometimes extend to modern era), the bombs are depicted as whistling as it's released from aircraft until impact (most commonly during carpet bomb scene). What's the cause of that whistle? Generally, no. That would be a sign of rather bad aerodynamic design. Some whine is inevitable, but not to the degree heard in cinematography. However, a lot of people went for the deloberate psychological effect and welded literal whistles to bombs. And then you had whistles without bombs, dropped for the sheer intimidation purposes. The peak of this was, apparently, Luftwaffe dropping worn-out tyres over Stalingrad. Sounded something awful. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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