Originally Posted by chilort
Full augmenter. ... seriously.
Full blower is the only option off the carrier. It and all modern afterburning fighters are capable of mil power take off (no AB) on hard ball runways and typically takeoff that way unless computed T.O. roll reaches a certain distance (percentage of the runway length).
Originally Posted by Scrappydue
according to the specs on JTR they have more output. And I believe JTR specs much more than Klipsch since Klipsch seems to rate their sensitivity much higher than they actually are. And while never have heard a khorn I have heard the noesis 212 on a 800 watt mono block at +18 db over reference and it had (to my ears) zero distortion. It was the loudest thing I have ever heard. And my previous job was launching F-18's off if aircraft carriers from a whopping 15 feet from the engines at full afterburner.
And you were wearing heavy-duty hearing protection...and it still is frighteningly loud. It is a loud you feel in that scenario. I spent a week on the Constellation off San Diego when shooting Pensicola Wings of Gold. Damned impressive.
Back in the 80s when I was flying the A-10 we used to still see F-111s come through once in a while. The two engines in that thing were huge monsters. When we would be sitting at last-chance at the end of the runway in the A-10, canopy closed, helmet on, and earplugs in and an F-111 was on the runway running up 50 yards away and lit the burners, it was amazing. The roar and vibration was still there at a frightening level. I don't want to hear that in my theater.
By the way, if you valued your hearing, you wore earplugs under your helmet. I tried going wtihout them for a short while back in the late 70s in the A-7, and could tell my hearing wasn't going to last. Back to earplugs, and fortunately hearing improved.
I think Reference is all I'll need, and even then I'll be happy with that being in my headroom in most cases.Edited by Cam Man - 10/9/13 at 9:33pm