Russian jet flies within 90 seconds of Hull

#1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...sian-jet-flies-within-90-seconds-of-Hull.html

A Russian nuclear bomber managed to get within 90 seconds of Hull in a mock attack as RAF radars failed to pick it up.

The supersonic Blackjack changed course 20 miles from UK airspace, it has been reported.

The jet was picked up on RAF radars but only after it had turned back.

Critics of the Government’s cuts in defence spending say that they have left the country at risk. Four years ago four squadrons of Jaguar and Tornado F3 fighters were slashed from the RAF’s books.
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A senior RAF pilot told The Sun: “The Russians made us look helpless. The Blackjack could have got even closer. It was a disaster — it basically gave the Russians the green light to fly wherever they want.”
Maybe it would be right to stop flights of Russian war-planes toward the UK. There would be less problems I believe. Btw, mr.Milliband could ask about it Russian FM (of course privately). Though in this case comments could be ... salted.
 
#2
Shoot the next one down, and say 'and what, y'commie scum?' and see what they do...
 
#4
Bradstyley said:
Shoot the next one down, and say 'and what, y'commie scum?' and see what they do...
It's interesting solution. However such an action being made under neutral waters would be an act of war. Little war in Georgia showed how it could end.
 
#5
It was 20 miles out of UK airspace in International Airspace, so what !! its the scum reporting as usual "It wasnt picked up until it had turned around" ok radar is slow to detect aircraft then !!! hmmmmm
 
#6
Hull - that's Two Jags' consituency, isn't it? Sergey, can we strike a deal? You promise to bomb the useless basteward and we won't shoot you down.
 
#7
KGB_resident said:
Bradstyley said:
Shoot the next one down, and say 'and what, y'commie scum?' and see what they do...
It's interesting solution. However such an action being made under neutral waters would be an act of war. Little war in Georgia showed how it could end.
LOL! And Unless you have a tunnel hidden under the sea from Murmansk to scotland, I don't think thats a very good analogy, and you'll find we're not so easily pushed around as a bunch of Georgians that fold up after 3 days...Ohh, the russkies are threatening me, they can defeat GEORGIA, they must be so tough!
 
#8
Uncivil_Servant said:
Hull - that's Two Jags' consituency, isn't it? Sergey, can we strike a deal? You promise to bomb the useless basteward and we won't shoot you down.
Better than that, we'll pay for the fuel!

A well lobbed bomb on Hull could do thousands of pounds worth of improvements.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#9
Hull was very heavily bombed during the last war. Did thousands of pounds of improvements.
 
#10
KGB_resident said:
Bradstyley said:
Shoot the next one down, and say 'and what, y'commie scum?' and see what they do...
It's interesting solution. However such an action being made under neutral waters would be an act of war. Little war in Georgia showed how it could end.
Don't be daft Sergey, it is a well known fact that the North Sea is far too deep for T80/90 to wade. Dunno about the Black Eagle though...
 
#11
PE4rocks said:
KGB_resident said:
Bradstyley said:
Shoot the next one down, and say 'and what, y'commie scum?' and see what they do...
It's interesting solution. However such an action being made under neutral waters would be an act of war. Little war in Georgia showed how it could end.
Don't be daft Sergey, it is a well known fact that the North Sea is far too deep for T80/90 to wade. Dunno about the Black Eagle though...
T90? No, the first way would contain regiments of servicegirls with 90-60-90 parameters. They would easily penetrate barracks and powerless soldiers would be unable to reach their rifles.
 
#12
msr said:
Uncivil_Servant said:
Hull - that's Two Jags' consituency, isn't it? Sergey, can we strike a deal? You promise to bomb the useless basteward and we won't shoot you down.
Better than that, we'll pay for the fuel!

A well lobbed bomb on Hull could do thousands of pounds worth of improvements.
I think anyone who flys within 90 seconds of Hull should be due for some kind of bravery award.
 

ugly

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#13
KGB_resident said:
PE4rocks said:
KGB_resident said:
Bradstyley said:
Shoot the next one down, and say 'and what, y'commie scum?' and see what they do...
It's interesting solution. However such an action being made under neutral waters would be an act of war. Little war in Georgia showed how it could end.
Don't be daft Sergey, it is a well known fact that the North Sea is far too deep for T80/90 to wade. Dunno about the Black Eagle though...
T90? No, the first way would contain regiments of servicegirls with 90-60-90 parameters. They would easily pepenrate :roll: barracks and powerless soldiers would be unable to reach their rifles.
 
#15
Must be the first tourist flight to Hull in a long time - then they realised that Siberia was a better option. No Prescott in the frozen wastelands....
 
#16
ugly said:
KGB_resident said:
PE4rocks said:
KGB_resident said:
Bradstyley said:
Shoot the next one down, and say 'and what, y'commie scum?' and see what they do...
It's interesting solution. However such an action being made under neutral waters would be an act of war. Little war in Georgia showed how it could end.
Don't be daft Sergey, it is a well known fact that the North Sea is far too deep for T80/90 to wade. Dunno about the Black Eagle though...
T90? No, the first way would contain regiments of servicegirls with 90-60-90 parameters. They would easily pepenrate :roll: barracks and powerless soldiers would be unable to reach their rifles.
Stupid foreigner (me) is just unable to control his fingers. They pressed the wrong buttons in the wrong order. The fingers were ordered to type penetrate
 
#17
Where's the story? The number of functional F3s we have left is irrelevent unless Medvedev the muppet declares war. A russian plane flys under groundbased radar, approaches the coast then does a 180 and buggers off, climbing as he does so to get to a economic cruise altitude. Big deal; the only thing this tells us is that we either don't have enough AWACS to do a standing patrol, or have the planes but cannot afford to fill the tanks.

I'm guessing the former; most of our E-3s will be somewhere hot and sandy doing something useful, rather than boring themselves to death counting seagulls over the North Sea on the offchance that Vlad will send the Bears/Backfires/Blackjacks out to play. Perhaps the crabs can buy back a Shackleton AEW or two and plug the capability gap? :wink:
 
#18
KGB_resident said:
T90? No, the first way would contain regiments of servicegirls with 90-60-90 parameters. They would easily penetrate barracks and powerless soldiers would be unable to reach their rifles.
Look, Sergey me old mate, as your card is already marked by the FSB, surely it would do no harm to provide the odd recent picture of these servicing(have I got that right?) girls, just to check that their 'parameters' are not being exaggerated.

Thanks.
 
#19
Probably find that some eco-friendly council approved the erection of a wind turbine which prevented the radar from tracking the aircraft...

And if the Torygraph thinks that a Jaguar (and not one of Prescott's) could do QRA against a Backfire.... dearie me.
 

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