I grew up watching movies that depict the sound of a bomb dropping overhead like this:


Is that for real? I have never heard a bomb dropping over my head. Just curious how it would sound in real life.


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This depends on the design of the bomb. Some bombs made whistling sounds, as explained in this answer on the History site.

Another famous bomb was the so-called "Buzzbomb", aka V-1 rocket, used by the Nazis, primarily against Great Britian during WW II. It didn't whistle, but did make a loud buzzing noise.


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