Stuka sirens

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Stuka sirens

Post by HalifaxV » 01 Feb 2003 15:55

Hi folks, new member here! Glad to be part of the forum
My first post hopefully isn't too odd.
Does anybody know if the sirens mounted on the undercarriage of the Stuka were left on throughout all models and if so did the pilots bother to use them, particularly towards the end of the war. Had they lost their demoralizing effect by then? Also, would be interested too hear a ground test of the siren, i.e not in the usual power-dive scenario.

NB I wish movie-makers wouldn't use the Stuka's distinctive siren noise for any propeller-driven aircraft, even helicopters!!

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Post by Korbius » 01 Feb 2003 22:12

Welcome HalifaxV,

The Stuka sirens weren't used on the later models of of the Ju-87 G2 tankbusters, because they weren't used as dive-bombers, and such was the plane flown by the notorious german ace, Hans Ulrich Rudel.

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Re: Stuka sirens

Post by Cantankerous » 27 May 2020 16:13

Who first devised the air raid sirens for the Ju 87 Stuka?

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Re: Stuka sirens

Post by von thoma » 27 May 2020 19:09

The Jericho trumpets were a suggestion from Ernst Udet ( but some authors say the idea originated from Adolf Hitler ).
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Re: Stuka sirens

Post by Cantankerous » 24 Jan 2024 17:31

How did the Jericho trumpets get their name?

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Re: Stuka sirens

Post by Hohlladung » 24 Jan 2024 23:28

Hi Cantankerous,

Take your bible and look up Josua, 6, 4-20.
That will answer your question.
It´s about the city of Jericho.
If you don´t have one,here´it is:

4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.

5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”

6 So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.”

7 And he ordered the army, “Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.”

8 When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets before the Lord went forward, blowing their trumpets, and the ark of the Lord’s covenant followed them.

9 The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding.

10 But Joshua had commanded the army, “Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!”

11 So he had the ark of the Lord carried around the city, circling it once. Then the army returned to camp and spent the night there.

12 Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the Lord.

13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the Lord and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets kept sounding.

14 So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.

15 On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times.

16 The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city! "

17 The city and all that is in it are to be devoted[a] to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent.

18 But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it.

19 All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into his treasury.”

20 When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.

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Re: Stuka sirens

Post by Cantankerous » 24 Jan 2024 23:57

Hi Hohlladung,

The Book of Joshua which mentions the trumpets blown by priests at Jericho is part of the very Old Testament which was rejected by Hitler and the Nazi Party as part of their Positive Christianity scheme because it was Jewish-written. Quite ironic that the Luftwaffe would refer to the Ju 87's air raid sirens as "Jericho trumpets" given that the Book of Joshua along with other constituent books of the Old Testament were rejected by Hitler as being Jewish-written (Joshua is a Jewish first name and thus was placed on the Verbotten list of first names for newborn German children along with Joseph, Rebecca, Isaac, Abraham, Noah, and Sarah).

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