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Fighter on-board Stereo

Plays the music appropriate to your bombing run.
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This was inspired by "Top Gun". Do you remember these dogfights which were made even better by the soundtrack? What if we could play music of this kind to our combat pilots? Of course this would distract them, but we don't have to play it with full volume. If U.S. pilots have just received an order to bomb a target in a heavily populated area, the stereo could play patriotic songs in order to stir heroic feelings and disperse moral qualms(Yes, this is evil, but sometimes there is a target right in the middle of the civilians which HAS to be destroyed, at least the high officers says so)... Or what about playing songs to keep the pilots awake during a long night mission? This would not disturb radio communications, as it could naturally be stopped if a message came in.
Saruman, Jun 08 2002

And what else could the theme music be, but http://classicalmus...agnervalkyries.html
I love the smell of napalm in the morning... [DrCurry, Jun 08 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       Just by a minidisc player, or a cd player, or an mp3 player, or an mp3 cd player, or...   

       Welcome to the Bakery Saruman-dave
[ sctld ], Jun 08 2002

       I want some pipe organ music for when I'm baking.
RayfordSteele, Jun 08 2002

       Baptist Church pipe organ music, or phantom of the opera pipe organ music?
[ sctld ], Jun 08 2002

       The cd player is good, but actually is not up to the job for some reasons. First, it would not stop automatically if a radio message came in. The pilot may confuse a warning with the song lyrics. And then, there is the obvious problem with the fit of this darn thing. You can't wear one under your helmet AND don a headset.
Saruman, Jun 08 2002

       Phantom of the Baptist church organ music...
RayfordSteele, Jun 08 2002

       Have you heard of in ear headphones? Besides, you only need to hear the music in one ear. These guys are trained to move their left eye independently of the right eye, i'm pretty sure they can tell the difference between a lyric and an order from a screaming Commander.
[ sctld ], Jun 08 2002

       hello again [sctld] - dave, *buy* a minidisc player.   

       I could not play that, DrCurry but its one of my favourites.
po, Jun 08 2002

       You should know by now that i don't care about spelling, po-dave.
[ sctld ], Jun 08 2002

       Are you seriously proposing Muzak (tm) for airpilots? And you think that this will *improve* morale?
yamahito, Jun 08 2002

       "This was inspired by "Top Gun". Do you remember these dogfights which were made even better by the soundtrack? What if..."
The very definition of WTCTTISITMWIBNIIWR.
phoenix, Jun 09 2002

       well, not quite pheonix - in the movie, the soundtrack wasn't what the pilot's were hearing...
yamahito, Jun 09 2002

       course, they were. it was loud enough.
po, Jun 09 2002

       Combat pilots already bring up their own CD players. They only listen to them during uneventful legs of their flights though. During the heavily burdened potions, i.e. refueling, bombing, T-O and landing, they are taking numerous audible cues from the aircraft and the music interferes.
dag, Jun 10 2002

       If not Top Gun [yamahito], then Apocalypse Now surely?
mcscotland, Jun 10 2002

       In one of my old G.I. Joe comics, a fighter pilot installs a standard car radar detector on the dash of his plane, and it saves his life during a run-in with Wild Weasel, Cobra's pilot extraordinaire.
earl, Jun 10 2002

       My radar detector picks up the Foxhunter radar fitted in the RAF's Tornado fighter-bombers when I drive round Cambridgeshire, and it can be really disconcerting ... you start wishing you had chaff cartridges ....
8th of 7, Jun 14 2002

       Anyone remember "Iron Eagle"?
Freefall, Jan 30 2003


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