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(Sky.com)   Russia sends 50 year old bombers to invade Britain   (news.sky.com) divider line 146
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2014-04-23 05:04:35 PM  
You know, this whole Russia asserting itself back toward its former glory as the Soviet Union is pretty sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process.
 
2014-04-23 05:09:16 PM  
Well, Britain can be a bit nippy at times so I am sure they will appreciate the jackets.
 
2014-04-23 05:18:30 PM  
boys and their toys....
 
2014-04-23 05:21:04 PM  
Uh, while the Bear is mostly used now for long range recon and getting in the face of other countries (like this), keep in mind that the youngest American B-52 is 50+ years old.
 
2014-04-23 05:43:51 PM  
since there are no hyphens in the headline, i'm going to assume that russia is sending a large sortie of 50 year-old bombers to invade britain.
 
2014-04-23 06:37:09 PM  
Yeah they really don't like that shiat.
 
IP
2014-04-23 06:52:28 PM  
beldar.blogs.com
 
2014-04-23 06:52:44 PM  
Clemenceau once said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 100 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
 
2014-04-23 06:52:53 PM  

Joelogon: Uh, while the Bear is mostly used now for long range recon and getting in the face of other countries (like this), keep in mind that the youngest American B-52 is 50+ years old.


Yeah, I was about to say the same thing.
 
2014-04-23 06:53:04 PM  
50 years, you say?  kids these days...

praag.org
 
2014-04-23 06:53:26 PM  
Love those spitfires.
 
2014-04-23 06:57:10 PM  
I'm sorry, but all I can hear now is yakety sax and I see this in my mind's eye:
static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-04-23 06:57:34 PM  

skinink: Clemenceau once said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 100 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.


taleoftwowastelands.com
 
2014-04-23 06:58:08 PM  
They are kinda pretty, in their own weird way

ed-thelen.org

www.strangecosmos.com

many, many propellers...
 
2014-04-23 06:58:43 PM  
Uh, Submittard, the armament of the TU-95 is nuclear armed cruise missiles.
 
2014-04-23 06:59:16 PM  

A10Mechanic: 50 years, you say?  kids these days...

[praag.org image 840x503]


www.usmilitariaforum.com
 
2014-04-23 07:03:26 PM  

AirForceVet: You know, this whole Russia asserting itself back toward its former glory as the Soviet Union is pretty sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process.


So what you're saying is that it would be sad, but because they're getting people killed it's not sad -- it's awesome?
 
2014-04-23 07:03:53 PM  

AirForceVet: You know, this whole Russia asserting itself back toward its former glory as the Soviet Union is pretty sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process.


Is that all of the history of Russia that you know? If not then why say it? Oh and "it's sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process." WTF?
 
2014-04-23 07:04:52 PM  
This 'incident' is nothing either new or significant, but there are times I realise quite what a nutjob Putin is and worry that he might actually lose it and do something truly stupid.
 
2014-04-23 07:05:24 PM  

spawn73: Uh, Submittard, the armament of the TU-95 is nuclear armed cruise missiles.


Which part of subby's headline does that claim invalidate?
 
2014-04-23 07:05:40 PM  
What I mean is, yeah, cute a propeller plane.

If you actually look at its specs its about identical or better than the B52 though. And wtf., did you think Russia somehow forgot how to launch nuclear weapons?

It'll do just fine as a launch platform around hovering around in international airspace.

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Not that Russia was contemplating that.

It's in the Danish news constantly (ie. article mentioning them entering Danish patrol area). That's just what they do.

Apparently the order due to geography is usually picked up by Danish airforce, then British, and apparently Dutch this time.
 
2014-04-23 07:05:58 PM  

Linux_Yes: boys and their toys....


Unfortunately, those "boys" will happily send your kids off to fight wars and get killed, while they continue their pampered lives at home.

Politicians. Scum of the earth.

The human race has got some evolving to do.
 
2014-04-23 07:06:27 PM  
Sending obsolete, expendable materiel out to probe your adversaries' modern equipment, gaining insight into their readiness and response tactics? Cost-effective!
 
2014-04-23 07:07:15 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: AirForceVet: You know, this whole Russia asserting itself back toward its former glory as the Soviet Union is pretty sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process.

Is that all of the history of Russia that you know? If not then why say it? Oh and "it's sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process." WTF?


I read that as 'its sad/pathetic, but the fact they are getting people killed makes it much worse than just sad'
 
2014-04-23 07:07:26 PM  

fusillade762: spawn73: Uh, Submittard, the armament of the TU-95 is nuclear armed cruise missiles.

Which part of subby's headline does that claim invalidate?


It was implicit that he meant that the purpose of the planes was to gravity drop bombs, as per his remark of their age.
 
2014-04-23 07:10:02 PM  

A10Mechanic: 50 years, you say?  kids these days...

[praag.org image 840x503]


It is sorta sad they got no respect. I'm mean, hell yea I'd own a '67 'vette convertible and not think it's almost 50.
 
2014-04-23 07:11:23 PM  
If you ask me, I think the index finger was 'Shopped. (Sorry for the biggenment; only one I could find.)
theaviationist.com
 
2014-04-23 07:12:09 PM  
Why is Russia sending, anything, anywhere outside of Ukraine/Crimea?

What the fark.
 
2014-04-23 07:12:32 PM  
No worries as I'm sure if there is one thing the Brits are good at it is finding and shooting down bombers.
 
2014-04-23 07:13:20 PM  

zerkalo: Sending obsolete, expendable materiel out to probe your adversaries' modern equipment, gaining insight into their readiness and response tactics? Cost-effective!


Only if you can afford to replace the pilots.
 
2014-04-23 07:13:53 PM  
Hey I just posted this in another thread!

b68389.medialib.glogster.com

It really doesn't matter about the delivery system as long as the weapon can come within say 60 miles or so. Give or take a few miles.
 
2014-04-23 07:14:03 PM  
If you ever hear a Tu-95 approaching and you're in a country where it's not supposed to be, run. Fortunately, you can hear them long before they're in bombing range; noisy farking planes.
 
2014-04-23 07:14:53 PM  

FuzedBox: If you ever hear a Tu-95 approaching and you're in a country where it's not supposed to be, run. Fortunately, you can hear them long before they're in bombing range; noisy farking planes.


They carry missiles.
 
2014-04-23 07:16:52 PM  

Allen262: No worries as I'm sure if there is one thing the Brits are good at it is finding and shooting down bombers.


Now, we all know the Brits are good at bouncing bombs into things. Of course, the Russians will have to stick guard towers on each end of their Bear bombers and park them on the edges of lakes.
 
2014-04-23 07:17:24 PM  

gaspode: tinfoil-hat maggie: AirForceVet: You know, this whole Russia asserting itself back toward its former glory as the Soviet Union is pretty sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process.

Is that all of the history of Russia that you know? If not then why say it? Oh and "it's sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process." WTF?

I read that as 'its sad/pathetic, but the fact they are getting people killed makes it much worse than just sad'


Are they? More so than any other large Nation-States?
 
2014-04-23 07:17:52 PM  

Joelogon: Uh, while the Bear is mostly used now for long range recon and getting in the face of other countries (like this), keep in mind that the youngest American B-52 is 50+ years old.


Yeah, but if we wanna show force we don't send our 50+ planes.  We'll send our B1 or B2, or maybe we could send a cruise missile flying by their coast.
 
2014-04-23 07:18:37 PM  

spawn73: FuzedBox: If you ever hear a Tu-95 approaching and you're in a country where it's not supposed to be, run. Fortunately, you can hear them long before they're in bombing range; noisy farking planes.

They carry missiles.


Run faster!
 
2014-04-23 07:18:58 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Hey I just posted this in another thread!

[b68389.medialib.glogster.com image 522x322]

It really doesn't matter about the delivery system as long as the weapon can come within say 60 miles or so. Give or take a few miles.



The Tsar could've been bigger, but it would've vaporized the delivery aircraft before it could exit the area.
 
2014-04-23 07:20:10 PM  

spawn73: FuzedBox: If you ever hear a Tu-95 approaching and you're in a country where it's not supposed to be, run. Fortunately, you can hear them long before they're in bombing range; noisy farking planes.

They carry missiles.


Sure they carry cruise missiles, but they can still carpet bomb.
 
2014-04-23 07:21:20 PM  
The Tu-95...the (wannabe) B-52 of the soviet air force.
 
2014-04-23 07:23:53 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: AirForceVet: You know, this whole Russia asserting itself back toward its former glory as the Soviet Union is pretty sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process.

Is that all of the history of Russia that you know? If not then why say it? Oh and "it's sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process." WTF?


So you're saying Putin wants to be a tsar, not a Secretary? Better title I'll admit.
 
2014-04-23 07:25:51 PM  

gaspode: This 'incident' is nothing either new or significant, but there are times I realise quite what a nutjob Putin is and worry that he might actually lose it and do something truly stupid.


The people of theUkraine would like to quibble with your choice of word tense.
 
2014-04-23 07:26:19 PM  
The Bear, deafening Soviet and Russian airmen for the past 50 years.
 
2014-04-23 07:28:48 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Hey I just posted this in another thread!

[b68389.medialib.glogster.com image 522x322]

It really doesn't matter about the delivery system as long as the weapon can come within say 60 miles or so. Give or take a few miles.


Multiple smaller bombs is way more effective.
 
2014-04-23 07:30:44 PM  

BalugaJoe: Love those spitfires.


And, of course, the Mustang - the most iconic American plane of WWII - was built to British specs and used, at times, American knock-offs of the Rolls Royce Merlin.

kqc7011: The Bear, deafening Soviet and Russian airmen for the past 50 years.


Pardon?
 
2014-04-23 07:30:57 PM  
Do they keep fighters armed at all times? They may be old, stock pics in TFA but neither typhoon looked like it was armed. What are they going to do? Crash into them?
 
2014-04-23 07:31:13 PM  
You'll have to answer to Coca Cola...
 
2014-04-23 07:31:43 PM  

gaspode: tinfoil-hat maggie: AirForceVet: You know, this whole Russia asserting itself back toward its former glory as the Soviet Union is pretty sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process.

Is that all of the history of Russia that you know? If not then why say it? Oh and "it's sad, except that they're getting people killed in the process." WTF?

I read that as 'its sad/pathetic, but the fact they are getting people killed makes it much worse than just sad'


You have to admit it's more fun to misread it.

But yes, I think this time tinfoil-hat maggie lived up to her handle. Happens to us all. I remember living up to my handle. Performed three appendectomies and a brain transplant before someone pointed out my mistake. So embarrassing.
 
2014-04-23 07:35:16 PM  

spawn73: fusillade762: spawn73: Uh, Submittard, the armament of the TU-95 is nuclear armed cruise missiles.

Which part of subby's headline does that claim invalidate?

It was implicit that he meant that the purpose of the planes was to gravity drop bombs, as per his remark of their age.


That's kinda reading a lot into it.

It's a Fark headline. These days I'm just glad if they actually relate to tfa and don't sound quite as "caught sayof" as usual.

/gotta get those "approved links" stats up, I sure they're very important.
 
2014-04-23 07:36:33 PM  

spawn73: FuzedBox: If you ever hear a Tu-95 approaching and you're in a country where it's not supposed to be, run. Fortunately, you can hear them long before they're in bombing range; noisy farking planes.

They carry missiles.


Yeah, I was thinking the Russians had stand-off missiles that could go 250-300 KM or miles can't remember and they can carry a variety of warheads from anti-ship to HE, cluster-munitions, to nukes.
 
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