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Lambs Die In Russian Blackjack Attack On UK s

by | 25th, March 2010

THE UK Ministry of Defence has released this cracking picture of an RAF Tornado (the smaller plane) closing in to intercept a Russian Blackjack bomber. It was one of two which breeched UK air space on March 10.

The Blackjack are the world’s biggest combat aircraft capable of carrying nuclear or conventional weapons, and were intercepted by two Tornados near Stornoway in the Western Isles.

The Scotsman says MoD insiders say the Russians may be attempting to watch preparations for a major military exercise to take place off the Scottish coast next month.
The Tornados shadowed the Tupolev TU-160 aircraft as they flew south before turning north, just short of the Northern Ireland coast.

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