An interesting collection of soundscapes of modern military conflict. The reference to the drones is interesting (although in Lebanon they used to be known as 'MC's' standing for Mother Camel) The whining noise of the drone generally proceeded a fcuking good pasting for South Beirut. While I was casting around for some bricks to hide under the old hand Lebanese would still be sitting around sipping coffee. I'm not sure if others here would concur but when you're really close to an impact it doesn't seem to be as loud as when something lands 100m away. Maybe my hearing is buggered. Having being quite close to an airstrike 0n a military convoy I remember a sudden flash, the complete disintegration of the vehicle but no bang. The only noise I remember apart from my a-hole contracting was the driver's curses (he'd been having a pee next to a tank). When filming any type a scary bangy situation I have to consciously think not to to open my gob following a hideous embarrassment when I was covering Georgia. I was filming a Russian fighter when it dropped some sort of bomb quite close... apart from the bang the most noticeable sound was the er.. cameraman shouting '**** ME!...**** me! BBC News - What does war sound like now?