One for the jet engine nerds out there.
I was browsing through some older vids in my back catalogue the other day and came across some older footage of C-5Bs and the unique sound of the old TF39. This sound only exists on videos like this now, so it seems like my duty to get this sound back out there, because otherwise it’ll be gone forever!
Each of these engines produces around 25 tons of thrust. The uprated CF6 on the C-5M produces 22% more thrust than the old TF39, but is 98% less interesting to listen to in my humble opinion 🙂
These clips were shot at RAF Fairford in 2012 and 2014 during the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and during peace-time ops supporting a bomber deployment to the base.
Enjoy the sound of these wonderful engine in full chat.