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Help identifying some fast jets that keep flying past?

Zoidberg

War Hero
Over the last few days there have been a lot of low flying aircraft going past my house (low fly zone, not surprising). I don't live far from RAF Leeming so I thought they'd be Tornado F3s or Hawk T1s.

But the rudders (I think they're rudders...) are a bit like the ones on the New F35 II or an F22, one on either side of the exhaust.


But according to the pictures on the RAF website, all the fast jets they use have just one single one in the middle of the aircraft.

Any ideas about what I could be seeing?
 

tiddlyoggy

War Hero
Book Reviewer
X.R.D said:
Dr.Zoidberg said:
NMC, reminds me of when that BEAR bomber entered our airspace 2 or 3 years ago :lol:

Badger, Bear, Bison, Ah those were the days

They used to fly up the Humber estuary quite often when I was a kid, the lightnings at Binbrook used to get scrambled to chase them away. I always hoped they'd let them bomb Hull first though. :wink:
 

X.R.D

War Hero
tiddlyoggy said:
X.R.D said:
Dr.Zoidberg said:
NMC, reminds me of when that BEAR bomber entered our airspace 2 or 3 years ago :lol:

Badger, Bear, Bison, Ah those were the days

They used to fly up the Humber estuary quite often when I was a kid, the lightnings at Binbrook used to get scrambled to chase them away. I always hoped they'd let them bomb Hull first though. :wink:

haha. Basic aircraft rec.

My bro went to Binbrook in around 1985 with the cadets and Lightnings were still very much operational!!
 

tiddlyoggy

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Book Reviewer
X.R.D said:
My bro went to Binbrook in around 1985 with the cadets and Lightnings were still very much operational!!

Yeah, I can't remember exactly when they were taken out of service, but I do recall that many of the local crabs regarded them as handy aircraft even at their ripe old age in the 80's. I'm pretty certain that Binbrook itself is now closed along with many of the other airfields that used to be around North Lincolnshire.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
X.R.D said:
Dr.Zoidberg said:
NMC, reminds me of when that BEAR bomber entered our airspace 2 or 3 years ago :lol:

Badger, Bear, Bison, Ah those were the days

Yes I often saw Bear's badger's and Bison flying around, but since I started on the Prozac it's not quite so bad.
Nowerdays its more fluffy little fairy-like creatures, like Nails. 8O 8O :cry:
 

TimeToJoinUp

War Hero
Dr.Zoidberg said:
NMC, reminds me of when that BEAR bomber entered our airspace 2 or 3 years ago :lol:

They didn't enter our airspace. If they had we would have the right to shoot them down, and it's not impossible that we would have done.

The pilots from R.A.F. Leuchars intercepted the bombers, which were already being escorted by Norwegian pilots, in international airspace.

This was a common event until very recently. Tornado pilots at R.A.F. Leuchars used to have to sit in the cockpits of their jets ready to take off to intercept these buggers all the time until around some time in the '90s I think.
 
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In_my_day

Guest
janner said:
Got any pics of a slow jet?



AVM to Sqn Ldr during after dinner speech at RAF Cottesmore: "Nice to see a visitor from Colt[ishall] at the table"
Sqn Ldr to assembled guests " Thank you sir, I thought it would be nice for you to have a representative of the fast jet community here!" Gen dit.

IMD
 
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