RAF intercepts 8 Russian aircraft

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Sky news 1230hrs reporting that RAF Tornado's have intercepted 8 russian aircraft near UK airspace. Have the cold war games started again?
 
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woolyback_bastard said:
Sky news 1230hrs reporting that RAF Tornado's have intercepted 8 russian aircraft near UK airspace. Have the cold war games started again?
Also on the Beeb that the Norwegians sent up some F-16s

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woolyback_bastard said:
Sky news 1230hrs reporting that RAF Tornado's have intercepted 8 russian aircraft near UK airspace. Have the cold war games started again?

Not a problem. Oh, wait, we don't have a bomber fleet...or anything in Germany.

<thinks>

Your attention please...Paging the Battle of Britain Memorial flight, Lancaster pilot to the green courtesy phone, you have a mission...
 
#6
The norweigans usually pick them, "escort" them out of their airspace and inform the boys in blue that they are on their way. Its nothing new just they thought they'd tell us about this time
 
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ex_wobbleyhead said:
The norweigans usually pick them, "escort" them out of their airspace and inform the boys in blue that they are on their way. Its nothing new just they thought they'd tell us about this time
The report says they were in International Airspace.

I mean, Russian plane takes off and lands again is hardly an 'incident' is it?

msr
 
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msr said:
I mean, Russian plane takes off and lands again is hardly an 'incident' is it?
It is if it's an airliner: it's a cause of national relief.
 
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Why not simply let the buggers fly about without spending several hundred thousand quid in fuel alone to 'escort' them? Crab air sent 4 tornados, 1 AWAC and 1 tanker. Fuel bill alone must be at least 100k, plus all the other crap (maintenance etc).

If they touch UK airspace then scramble and shoot the fcukers down (is there any chance of getting Bloodhound to work again?). Or would this be considered rude?
 
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Dread said:
Why not simply let the buggers fly about without spending several hundred thousand quid in fuel alone to 'escort' them? Crab air sent 4 tornados, 1 AWAC and 1 tanker. Fuel bill alone must be at least 100k, plus all the other crap (maintenance etc).

If they touch UK airspace then scramble and shoot the fcukers down (is there any chance of getting Bloodhound to work again?). Or would this be considered rude?
It gives the RAF's fighter fleet something to do for a change...
 
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any chance of merging these threads and making them a sticky ? After all it's now a weeky event in association with RAF media ops .

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