WW2 Aircraft is a collection of recordings of rare World War 2 aircraft captured at several airfields around the UK. It features icons such as the Supermarine Spitfire, Bucker Bu-131 Jungmann, North American P-51 Mustang, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Grumman F8F Bearcat and others. The library consists of 59 recordings ranging from 13 seconds to over 10 minutes in length, all recorded with the Sennheiser MKH416, MKH8040 and the Sony PCM D100.

The library covers exterior flybys from slow to very fast, aircraft taxiing by, engines starting up, idling, revving, stopping and a few takeoffs. It also includes an on-board recording of a Bucker Bu-131 biplane as it starts up, taxies, takes off, flies, lands and then stops. The planes have been recorded at a variety of distances, from close to relatively far away. As an added bonus, one of the P-51 Mustangs recorded had had its guns removed, which caused an awesome whistling sound every time it swooped down at a certain angle. Check out the accompanying demos to hear them for yourself.

At a glance:

  • 59 .wav files
  • recorded and presented as 24 bit/96 kHz stereo files
  • more than 96 minutes of content
  • 1.76 GB uncompressed size - 1.67 GB zip archive
  • recorded on Sound Devices 633 and Sony PCM D100 with Sennheiser MKH416 and MKH8040
  • comprehensive metadata compatible with Basehead and Soundminer
  • free lifetime updates

 

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