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Russian bombers conduct another Pacific patrol mission
RIA Novosti ^ | 4/10/2010 | RIA Novosti

Posted on 04/09/2010 10:46:42 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers have carried out a routine patrol flight over the Pacific Ocean, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.

"Two Tu-95MS strategic bombers took off from Ukrainka Airbase on April 8 and carried out patrols over neutral waters in the Pacific Ocean and near the Aleutian Islands," Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik said.

During the 15-hour mission, the crews practiced instrumental guidance flights and in-flight refueling.

All flights by Russian aircraft are performed in strict compliance with international law on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without intruding in the airspace of other states.

However, the Russian bombers were shadowed by Canadian F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets during the patrols.

Russia resumed strategic bomber patrol flights over the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans in August 2007, following an order from then-President Vladimir Putin.

Ukrainka Airbase is one of the largest strategic air force bases in Russia's Far East.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.rian.ru ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: aerospace; canadianairforce; russianairforce; tu95; ukrainkaairbase

1 posted on 04/09/2010 10:46:42 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO2tAeIcXlE


2 posted on 04/09/2010 11:04:05 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

The amazing thing about is bomber that in 1961 that it carried and dropped a 50 plus megaton bomb and the plane and its crew survived.The bomb, weighing 27 tons, was so large that the Tu-95V had to have its bomb bay doors and fuselage fuel tanks removed.


3 posted on 04/09/2010 11:08:16 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Didn’t they make this into a movie in Russia .
(Dr. Strangeloveski)


4 posted on 04/09/2010 11:18:18 PM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: sonofstrangelove

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba


5 posted on 04/10/2010 12:15:30 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Thank you for getting the link. I am looking forward to reading it(with great interest).


6 posted on 04/10/2010 12:17:01 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

my dad used to monitor stuff like that from RB-47’s in a Strat Recon wing of SAC .
Few knew ....they knew


7 posted on 04/10/2010 12:26:03 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

I admired the RB-47 crews and those who flew the U-2 over Russia very much.


8 posted on 04/10/2010 12:27:50 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

their motto was “ We See All”

and they did !


9 posted on 04/10/2010 12:32:53 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: sonofstrangelove
The amazing thing about is bomber that in 1961 that it carried and dropped a 50 plus megaton bomb and the plane and its crew survived.

I was told you could hear it all the way to the coast of the U.S.

Not the bomb, but the plane.

10 posted on 04/10/2010 12:55:55 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: sonofstrangelove
However, the Russian bombers were shadowed by Canadian F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets during the patrols.

Is Canada still covering Alaskan air space?

11 posted on 04/10/2010 4:35:46 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

NAh, we had a small problem with the entire F15 fleet being grounded, so like a good neighbor Canada ‘loaned us a few CF/A 18s to cover the patch while we got the F15 thing sorted out.

Everything is good now.

Oh, and we have F-22s on duty now as well.

Elmendorf AFB = “Top Cover for America”


12 posted on 04/10/2010 9:59:24 AM PDT by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: ASOC

I knew about the F-15 grounding. I wonder how many of the Canada bashers on FR know about this? Do you think Mexico would cover your 6?


13 posted on 04/10/2010 3:10:31 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Que?

Atornille que - queremos solamente el dinero de los vecinos!

Mexico is what Mexico is.


14 posted on 04/10/2010 3:34:38 PM PDT by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: ASOC

Several times a day there is a group of fighters from the F15’s in years past to the F22’s now passing over where I work, and every night almost like clockwork is another group of about 3 C130’s or recently the C17’s flying a pattern directly over my house as they come in low and prepare to land at Elmendorf.


15 posted on 04/10/2010 3:39:54 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Eye of Unk

I can handle everything but the C-17s - shakes the crap out of the house.... We are right on the run in heading for EAFB and MErril field.

Over the lasat couple of years we have had A/C land in the park acros the street.

I checked, our insurance covers aircraft parts (or the whole thing) hitting the homestead....


16 posted on 04/10/2010 4:12:27 PM PDT by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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