Help identifying some fast jets that keep flying past?

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  1. 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?
  2. F18s and F15s have twin rudders or whatever they're called.
  3. [​IMG]

    F18. Unlikely but possible


    F15. Possible


    SU27. Who knows these days.
  4. Do the USAF and USN often do training exercises over here?
  5. It's the Russians - duck everyone.
  6. NMC, reminds me of when that BEAR bomber entered our airspace 2 or 3 years ago :lol:
  7. Hope you reported it to the RSPCA.
  8. Badger, Bear, Bison, Ah those were the days
  9. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    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:
  10. My dogs seem to enjoy trying to chase them. So no.
  11. haha. Basic aircraft rec.

    My bro went to Binbrook in around 1985 with the cadets and Lightnings were still very much operational!!
  12. Cheers, PoL
  13. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    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.
  14. 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:
  15. 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.
  16. aaah, my mistake. I thought they actually entered.
  17. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Got any pics of a slow jet?
  18. [​IMG]

    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.


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