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xxMATTGxx
22-08-2007, 06:30 AM
http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1280809,00.html

http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1576470.jpg

It has emerged that two RAF jets have intercepted a Russian bomber over the north Atlantic.
Typhoon interceptors shadowed a Russian Tupolev-95 "Bear" reconnaissance aircraft last Friday.

Typhoon shadows Russian Tupolev-95 "Bear"It is the first time the 60m Eurofighter has been scrambled on a genuine alert since it took over defence of Britain's airspace in June.

Doesn't surprise me, these Russian planes make me laugh.

Virgin Mary
22-08-2007, 07:59 AM
Oh dear if they think they actually have a chance against the RAF.

xxMATTGxx
22-08-2007, 08:17 AM
Kind of an Edit: This is not the first time the Russians have done this they have done this two more times with different aircraft and both times RAF had to go out.

GTA-Andy
22-08-2007, 10:21 AM
It's just the Russians testing our response times, as thus they use any old plane.

Tom H
22-08-2007, 10:26 AM
"Britain has ordered 144 Typhoons, which have a maximum speed of mach 2.0 (twice the speed of sound - about 1,500mph) and can accelerate from standing to take-off in less than seven seconds."

;)

I think they may be doing what GTA-Andy said

=gamemaster=
22-08-2007, 10:53 AM
Lol yeh i bet their testing our response time :O

GTA-Andy
22-08-2007, 10:59 AM
Was in the news last time they did it, It's an old Cold War game they used to play to see how fast we were. Don't really know why they still do it.

velocity
22-08-2007, 11:19 AM
lol its so pathetic. its all over politics, they should settle it in words, not force.

efq
22-08-2007, 12:13 PM
lolz

Russians to RAF.

What are the odds lol

xxMATTGxx
22-08-2007, 02:58 PM
If they do it again, It’s getting worst. Last time they send a plane which could hold missiles etc. They should watch their backs the RAF are v.good at their job.

LeftForDead
22-08-2007, 04:06 PM
There doing it to other countries too.
Bet they would go akka if we shot it down:P

lScottl
23-08-2007, 04:58 PM
"RAF Pilots reminded Russian pilot not to go anywhere near British Airspace" I love the RAF!

xxMATTGxx
23-08-2007, 05:29 PM
"RAF Pilots reminded Russian pilot not to go anywhere near British Airspace" I love the RAF!

Where you get that from? Anyway, Great job RAF!

lScottl
23-08-2007, 06:57 PM
Where you get that from? Anyway, Great job RAF!

the times newspaper it was something like that

-:Undertaker:-
25-08-2007, 08:16 PM
Oh dear if they think they actually have a chance against the RAF.

Well they have many advanced planes and have just announced plans to update their fleet.

Putin is doing this because he wants the world to be intimidated by Russia, I am amazed that our pushover Government actually sent planes after it.

Amazing picture that is.

GTA-Andy
25-08-2007, 08:22 PM
They had to chase it off, it had warheads in it. The Russian fleet will be fearful in 10 years from now, currently no problem for the combined powers of NATO

xxMATTGxx
25-08-2007, 08:25 PM
Wait until the UK gets hands on the F-35. Anyway I found two bigger pictures on the RAF Website.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/8C713FD4_1143_EC82_2E697DDB509327B4.jpg

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/8C71BEF6_1143_EC82_2E91F130EF9F02F7.jpg

Titch
26-08-2007, 12:02 AM
lol, i like the choice the goverment have, as its illegal invasion (not as such but that wat it goes under) they could ither force it to land with planes or shoot it down.

i think they should of shot it down,

-Soph-
26-08-2007, 07:11 AM
is any one else pretty worried about this, or is it just me?

xxMATTGxx
26-08-2007, 08:14 AM
is any one else pretty worried about this, or is it just me?

Your not the only one Soph. I don't trust the Russians, They done this so many times to the UK over the past weeks its getting annoying. We just have to shoot them down lol

LeftForDead
26-08-2007, 08:52 AM
Lets do it to russia:)

Tristan
26-08-2007, 10:38 AM
Lol yeh i bet their testing our response time :O

lol you're such a noob.

-:Undertaker:-
26-08-2007, 12:08 PM
Lets do it to russia:)

i think we should aswell, and if they shoot us down, we shoot them down.

Technologic
26-08-2007, 01:56 PM
They got the plabne name wrong :l

It's a Tupolev Tu-95

Not Tupolev-95

velocity
26-08-2007, 02:07 PM
i think we should aswell, and if they shoot us down, we shoot them down.
if we dont react nothing will happen, they want us to react & have a reason for war..

LeftForDead
26-08-2007, 03:10 PM
nah just realllly **** them off by flying unmaned planes in the buffer zone:)

Lambda
26-08-2007, 03:52 PM
I laugh at the people making out that the RAF is better than the Russian Air Force. The Russian Air Force is one of the best in the world (Wikipedia says it's the second) with some of the best technology.

Quite a few air forces are ranked above the RAF, actually (US, Russian, Israeli, possibly French). Not to say the RAF is awful; it's one of the best and I respect above most others. Many great RAF stories :P

xxMATTGxx
26-08-2007, 04:37 PM
They got the plabne name wrong :l

It's a Tupolev Tu-95

Not Tupolev-95

Actually, its the same plane with them names and you spelt plane wrong :l


I laugh at the people making out that the RAF is better than the Russian Air Force. The Russian Air Force is one of the best in the world (Wikipedia says it's the second) with some of the best technology.

Quite a few air forces are ranked above the RAF, actually (US, Russian, Israeli, possibly French). Not to say the RAF is awful; it's one of the best and I respect above most others. Many great RAF stories :P

Even so, the US will be on our side, and most likely the French as well.

Lambda
26-08-2007, 05:01 PM
Right, so Russia aren't going to go to war. It's standard practice for the bombers to be sent on long flights across the Atlantic.

xxMATTGxx
26-08-2007, 05:58 PM
Right, so Russia aren't going to go to war. It's standard practice for the bombers to be sent on long flights across the Atlantic.

Even so they need permission to come into our airspace which they never did.

Virgin Mary
26-08-2007, 08:23 PM
The RAF is the best. Why do we even need America, they just shoot themselves then shoot us.

Technologic
27-08-2007, 12:49 PM
The RAF is the best. Why do we even need America, they just shoot themselves then shoot us.

Don't forget, the americans "saved" iraq from complete mayhem

Recursion
27-08-2007, 01:27 PM
Trouble is, we depend on alot of other countries for our Energy because the government dont want to build nuclear power stations which are far better than coal/oil etc...

What were russia actually planning on doing though? :S

Corny pic by me :(: http://www.uploadz.co.uk/569crudedit.jpg

Lambda
27-08-2007, 03:34 PM
What were russia actually planning on doing though? :SAs I said, it's standard practice for Russian bombers to take long flights across the Atlantic.


The RAF is the best. Why do we even need America, they just shoot themselves then shoot us.~4th best :eusa_whis. You need the Americans because you're running out of troops to defend your country and fight military operations abroad, according to your head of the army.

xxMATTGxx
27-08-2007, 04:17 PM
As I said, it's standard practice for Russian bombers to take long flights across the Atlantic.

~4th best :eusa_whis. You need the Americans because you're running out of troops to defend your country and fight military operations abroad, according to your head of the army.

We are very close friends with the USA they will back us up in most cases. The Russians need to sort their heads out.

LeftForDead
27-08-2007, 04:25 PM
Trouble is, we depend on alot of other countries for our Energy because the government dont want to build nuclear power stations which are far better than coal/oil etc...

What were russia actually planning on doing though? :S

Corny pic by me :(: http://www.uploadz.co.uk/569crudedit.jpg
until they blow up.

Lambda
27-08-2007, 04:36 PM
We are very close friends with the USA they will back us up in most cases. The Russians need to sort their heads out.

Sort their heads out? They have, which is the point of resuming this practice.

http://www.kremlin.ru/appears/2007/08/17/2146_type63374type82634_141821.shtml

For those who aren't/don't know Russian, there's an English version link at the top. The BBC also have a report which I will grab if anybody requests it.

Virgin Mary
27-08-2007, 05:44 PM
We're well trained =]

xxMATTGxx
27-08-2007, 05:53 PM
Sort their heads out? They have, which is the point of resuming this practice.

http://www.kremlin.ru/appears/2007/08/17/2146_type63374type82634_141821.shtml

For those who aren't/don't know Russian, there's an English version link at the top. The BBC also have a report which I will grab if anybody requests it.

Maybe so. I know the USA have agreed for them to go in their airspace for this "Training Missions"

Antony
27-08-2007, 11:00 PM
Just blow them up next time they try it ... :8

xxMATTGxx
28-08-2007, 06:34 AM
"The unidentified Russian, wearing sunglasses and surrounded by bodyguards, approached the U.S. delegation and asked to buy the bomber, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper said.

An astounded member of the U.S. delegation said the bomber was not for sale but that it would cost at least $500 million if it were to be sold on the spot.

"That is no problem. It is such a cool machine," the Russian was quoted as saying by the newspaper, which said its reporter overheard the conversation. The bomber was not sold."

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