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Old 27th May 2017, 12:59
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Scramble?

RAF Typhoon fighter jets are scrambled from Lossiemouth | Daily Mail Online

According to the DM.
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Old 27th May 2017, 13:55
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Obviously the glorious DM couldn't find an Airbus tanker at such short notice!
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Old 27th May 2017, 14:08
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Oh nice one! Thanks Richard had not scrolled down and seen that, well it is the DM.
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Old 27th May 2017, 14:12
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Ah the classic "Vickers Voyager".

Could have been worse...the Typhoon pics might have featured a certain classic Hawker prop...!!!!
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Old 27th May 2017, 16:03
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The time to worry as Bob Prest intimidated in his book, is when your up To Q10 and aircraft are armed on the line. Just the Russian Air Force making sure all the RAF are not enjoying a sunny bank holiday weekend.

Fly safe ladies and gents and not forgetting all those on the ground supporting the effort.
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Old 27th May 2017, 16:19
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Nudgingsteel.

Wrong Voyager, this was the Transformers Voyager. Scroll down even further and it has morphed shape again and the engines are back under the wings.
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Old 27th May 2017, 16:38
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A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: "Two Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth this morning as part of the RAF's Quick Reaction Alert in response to two Russian aircraft entering the UK's airspace."
I would be very surprised if the MoD spokesperson really told the Volkische Beobachter that the Russian aircraft "...entered the UK's airspace"....
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Old 27th May 2017, 16:59
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I also noticed the daily hate mail also used a photograph of a twin sticker "tub" rather than a single seat typhoon.
I can't imagine them using a twin sticker on Q ?

Looks like a photo of 29 Sqn OCU, or it xxx Sqn :-)
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Old 2nd Jun 2017, 11:35
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/270242...-raf-typhoons/

Not unusual for a tub to be on Q.
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Originally Posted by 6foottanker View Post
Someone has to take the pictures.
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 02:52
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Originally Posted by 6foottanker View Post
Since when was QRA used to intercept ships?!!! (none of the Typhoons are carrying live rockets either, not that they'd be any use against ships anyway...)

The pictures posted in The Scum article were simply monitoring the Russian carrier group passing through international waters close to our coastline...

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