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The Ministry of Defence confirmed that two Tornado F3s were launched from RAF Leeming in North Yorks to track two Tu160 "Blackjack" bombers as they came into the Nato area patrolled by the RAF
Originally posted by neformore
Blackjack is a whole new ball game as opposed to Bears. Do you think the RAF will up the interception radius now they are dealing with something with the capability to suddenly make a supersonic dash? Surely they'd want to be picking it up sooner?
Originally posted by Harlequin
And the ironic thing is - intercepting Blacjacks is the job it was actually built for; but very interesting develoment indeed - it would be like the US running a B1-b towards Vladivostok.