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Consolidated PBY Catalina

This is the sound of a PBY5A Catalina (G-PBYA) operated by the Plane Sailing group, based at Duxford, UK. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines, developing 1200 hp (895 kW each) each. A windy day and overcast day at Old Warden. My usual micing arrangement was supplemented using some natural […]

Grumman F4F Wildcat

The Wildcat has a very distinctive engine noise. This aircraft was displaying as part of a group of Sea Hurricane, Corsair, and a Sea Hawk. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 “Twin Wasp” radial engine.  

Chance Vought F4U Corsair

Chance Vought F4U Corsair powered by a single Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W radial engine, 2,450 hp (1,827 kW). The audio and the aircraft in the image are of the same aircraft but not taken at the same airshow.