By John Coyle
Yup, it’s got a Hemi—and you can hear it from four miles away. The Chrysler Victory Siren was designed for use during the Cold War, and it’s the most powerful siren ever built. Fortunately, tensions with the Soviet Union never escalated to point America’s home soil was attacked, so these babies were only fired up for tests. From VictorySiren.com:
The Chrysler Air Raid Siren is so powerful that it can reportedly start fires with just the sound vibrations it produces. It can turn fog into rain, clearing the sky. It can produce an effective 70 dB air raid signal for a distance of two miles, and under proper conditions can be heard 30 to 50 miles away. Its advertised effective range was four miles in every direction.
They made a few hundred of these, so private parties actually do own them. How much they’re worth? That’s anyone’s guess. There’s probably a somewhat limited market for crazy-loud air raid sirens.
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