Big Smokie Engines Start and Loud Sound

Big Smokie Engines Start and Loud Sound | World War Wings Videos

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Crank Up the Sound

There’s no doubt about it- World War II warplanes are nothing but legendary. They range from bombers, fighters, propeller-driven trainers and flying boats. In fact, they’ve reached nearly 300,000 by the war’s end. But nothing is quite as fascinating as listening to their engines.

This video is a compilation of the best humungous smoke engines. Featured are the Rolls-Royce Merlin, a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp, Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp, an Allison V-1710 aircraft engine, Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp, and Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior.

For me, the clear standouts were of Rolls-Royce Merlin, a British liquid-cooled V-12 piston aero engine, and the R-280 Double Wasp which is a twin-row, 18-cylinder air-cool radial engine.

What about you? Which of these badass engines sounded like music to your ears?

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