Tag Fast jets

The Russians are Coming

If you have been living on the moon week there is an outside chance you might not have seen the wall to wall coverage of a pair of Russian Tu-95’s on their south coast sightseeing tour. An MoD spokesman said While…

Perceptions

The A10 is a fascinating case study on the perception of a weapon systems effectiveness from different perspectives. The leadership of the USAF think it is an over-rated cold war legacy aircraft that belongs in a museum, Congress and much…

RAF 2019 – Mind the Gap

OP SHADER RAF Tornado GR.4
January 9th 2015 is an historic day for the Royal Air Force as it marks the first increase in the number of frontline combat squadrons since the mid-1980’s. In a dangerous world where putting ‘boots on the ground’ is increasingly politically difficult the RAF is inevitably thrust to the front row of the UK’s force projection.

OP SHADER Pictures and Video

RAF Tornado GR4's at RAF Akrotiri Cyprus being armed with the Paveway IV Laser Guided Bomb.

A collection of images and videos from Operation SHADER, the UK operation against ISIS, in Iraq. RAF Tornado aircraft armed with Paveway IV precision guided bombs and supported by Voyager tankers have conducted a number of armed recce missions over…