The Stuka Siren is a particular siren that comes from solely the air-propelled siren of the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber, a German airplane known for bombing in the events of Dunkirk during World War II. Most media portrays the siren as part of any non-jet airplane diving, but this siren was attached to only these airplanes, built into their wheel struts with propellers connected to a brake. Outside of old recorded footage, no physical evidence of this siren exists as all Stukas were destroyed to prevent any future improvements. The sound of this particular siren is recreated by many studios, namely Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. In media, most airplanes that are not jets often have this sound, more or less attached to the roar of the engine, even it it's not exactly in a dive (i.e. about to crash). This siren is one of the most common sound effects for falling objects in cartoons, next to (1) air whistling from a bombshell or mortar dropping and (2) airplane dives with no Stuka siren, which is rare. In cartoons, the siren may be used for rockets or jets diving as an aural gag, due to the popularity of this siren. This siren (including all variations) should no longer be used outside of historical context, but rather, if possible, be removed from older films, as this siren, unlike most sirens that are created as a warning, existed as a "psychological weapon" for the Germans to terrorize their targets. These facts were heavily reflected by Richard King, sound designer of the 2017 Warner Bros. Pictures film of Dunkirk, who recreated the extinct siren for the film.


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