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Russian 'Nuke' Bombers Invade British Airspace

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ngoshwe, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. ngoshwe

    ngoshwe JF-Expert Member

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    Two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, have been caught flying over British airspace.


    The unwelcome guests spent four hours flying over the Isle of Lewis despite being intercepted by two RAF jets.

    A pair of 111 squadron Tornado F3 fighters took of from RAF Leuchars in Fife to locate the supersonic Tu160 bombers in the Outer Hebrides.
    They shadowed the Russian aircraft as they flew south towards the coast of Northern Ireland and then turned north.
    Wing Commander Mark Gorringe, commander of 111 Squadron, said: "This is not an unusual incident.
    "People may be surprised to know that our crews have successfully scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft on more than 20 occasions since the start of 2009.
    "Our pilots, navigators and indeed all the support personnel at RAF Leuchars work very hard to deliver the UK Quick Reaction Alert Force 24 hours a day, which can be scrambled in minutes, to defend the UK from unidentified aircraft entering our airspace, or aircraft in distress.
    "It's a very important job, defending the UK and helping to keep UK citizens safe."
    After being tailed for four hours, the Russians eventually left British airspace.
    The Ministry of Defence stressed that there was no indication that the planes intended to enter British airspace.
    The Tupolev Tu160 is a heavy bomber which was first deployed during the last years of the Soviet Union.
    It has the heaviest take-off weight and the highest top speed of any combat aircraft.
    At least 16 of the models are currently in service with the Russian air force.

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    Magezi JF-Expert Member

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    Nanu JF-Expert Member

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    Kumbe wa Russia bado wapo! Halafu...It has the heaviest take-off weight and the highest top speed of any combat aircraft.... hii inafanya Waingereza waogope kwamba jamaa kama ni vita anaweza kuingia na kupiga na kuondoka bila ndege nyingine yoyote kuikamata!!.
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    bona JF-Expert Member

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    who told you russia are fineshed off, the only reason people think that way is becuse they don know the strenght of russian army, they have modern military equipment that even the likes of usa don have, for example kamov helcopters it can not even be matched by the famous apache helcopters of usa its just people don know!
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    Hivi BIPOLAR world inataka kurudi nini? Nimeipenda hii
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    Tu 160! Russia Kiboko
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    Bavaria JF-Expert Member

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    Urusi anataka kujaribu ubora zana zake za vita kama zinaweza kuingia anga la adui bila kukamatwa. Zikikamatwa ataenda kuboresha zaidi.
    SWOT analysis.
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    hewizet JF-Expert Member

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    mkuu embu nipe kidogo uhondo juu ya iyo kamov helicopter kabla sijaenda google