Posts Tagged ‘backfires’

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Russian nuclear bombers simulated attacks against neutral Sweden’s capitol Stockholm on Good Friday this year. Sweden’s air-force was unable to intercept the two heavy bombers Tu-22M3 (referred to as Backfires by NATO) their four jet fighter escorts. How ever, NATO fighters from Denmark and Lithuania were scrambled, and met the Russian attack-planes. Over the last couple of years, Russian bombers have dramatically increased these simulated attacks against their neighbouring countries.

http://www.thelocal.se/47474/20130422/#.UXTsXspNGu0                                                                                                                          (Training sortie against Sweden)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/20/inside-the-ring-new-bear-bomber-flights/?page=all                                                   (Russian bombers intercepted in the Pacific)