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Concorde reverse thrust deployment "sound"

Will Fibich

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Not sure if it's just a coincidence and I'm hearing things, but in a lot of Concorde videos you can hear a pretty distinct "wailing" sound right as the reversers are deployed. What exactly is that sound? 


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Yes, as Andrew says the Garrett air driven motors were very noisy - mainly as they were the fastest operating air motors in the world at one stage, maybe even now, due to the requirement that reverse had to be available within so many seconds (3...?).  

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