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This sound effect can be found on the Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It's AIRPLANE, SINGLE PROP - TBF: EXT: POWER DIVE blended with a STUKA SIREN imitation, which were originally Universal Studios sound effects. This is the same sound effect as Dive Bomber.


  • First Recorded: 1940s
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Owner: Universal Studios (1940s?-1957), Hanna-Barbera (1957-2001), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Recording location: Unknown
  • Year debut: 1940s?
  • First heard: Unknown
  • Area used: Worldwide

This is the most famous imitation of the Stuka's siren. It was originally a Universal sound effect and exists in lower pitches, though it's usually used in this pitch.

Unlike most Stuka siren imitations; the siren is drowned out by the roar of the engine quickly breaking dive, before the siren wails down.

The recording of only the engine's roar exists, with the "siren" out, on the Universal Studios Sound Effects Library: AIRPLANE, SINGLE PROP - TBF: EXT: POWER DIVE.

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Used In

NOTE: Expect not this sound to accompany all aircraft diving or about to crash; not all TV shows or movies use this recording. However, in the event of non-jet airplanes diving or about to crash, particularly in older films/programs, an imitation of the Stuka siren should often be expected, although it is then used outside of historical context.

TV Shows

TV Specials



  • Disney Cartoons
  • DePatie-Freleng Cartoons (Heard in the Blue Racer cartoons "Blue Aces Wild," "Aches and Snakes," and "Snake Preview." (1973)
  • DreamWorks Dragons: Book of Dragons (2011) (once, only the tail end/roar of the engine. The Stuka siren is barely audible, but a slightly higher-pitched version of the highly processed Warner Bros. siren plays with this sound)
  • Pink Panther Cartoons (Heard once in "Cat and the Pinkstalk", captioned by Turner Networks as "[ ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! ]".)
  • Malice in Wonderland (1982) (Shorts) (Heard in the opening and closing credits.)
  • Tom & Jerry Cartoons (Shorts) (heard once in "Much Ado about Mousing" and either "Guided Mous-ille" or "O-Solar Meow" in a higher pitch)
  • Whizzard of OW! (2003 Short)

Video Games



  • Eggos Cereal "Falling Bowl" (Heard as the bowl falls, except when the shadow stops to follow him, along with the air whistling (Sky Rocket Loud High) which is the only sound the captions mention.)



  • Camp Video (1986-1990's) (Logos) (Heard in poor, deteriorated quality as the logo/comet flies around the Earth.)


  • Eric Burdon & the Animals - Sky Pilot (1968)

Other Media

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