P-3 Orion is not an interceptor but badly wanted a picture as well

P-3 Orion is not an interceptor but badly wanted a picture as well

The Aviationist » Two Russian TU-142 Bears fly close to USS Reagan that launches four (armed) Hornets in response

The Aviationist » Two Russian TU-142 Bears fly close to USS Reagan that launches four (armed) Hornets in response

Russian long range bombers Tu-160 and Tu-95 in action. The Tupolev Tu-160 is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Although several civil and military transport aircraft are larger in overall dimensions, the Tu-160 is the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft and largest variable-sweep aircraft built. Only the North American XB-70 Valkyrie had higher empty weight and maximum speed. The…

Russian long range bombers Tu-160 and Tu-95 in action. The Tupolev Tu-160 is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Although several civil and military transport aircraft are larger in overall dimensions, the Tu-160 is the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft and largest variable-sweep aircraft built. Only the North American XB-70 Valkyrie had higher empty weight and maximum speed. The…

Cold War 2.0 As Russian Bears Buzz Carrier, Subs Snoop Around Seabed Cables

Cold War 2.0 As Russian Bears Buzz Carrier, Subs Snoop Around Seabed Cables

On Tuesday, a pair of Russian Bears buzz USS Ronald Reagan while the carrier was undertaking drills with South Korean forces.

An American F-4 Phantom shadows a Soviet Tu-95 nuclear bomber as it approaches US airspace

An American F-4 Phantom shadows a Soviet Tu-95 nuclear bomber as it approaches US airspace

An F-4 Phantom II. Interception over the Atlantic. Photo taken by the crew of a TU-142 of the 76th OPLAP.

An F-4 Phantom II. Interception over the Atlantic. Photo taken by the crew of a TU-142 of the 76th OPLAP.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat of VF-1 "Wolfpack" escorts a Russian Navy Tupolev Tu-142 "Bear"

Grumman F-14A Tomcat of VF-1 "Wolfpack" escorts a Russian Navy Tupolev Tu-142 "Bear"

Tupolev Tu-95/142 (NATO codename Bear-F). four-engine turboprop-powered maritime reconnaissance/anti-submarine warfare aircraft. Its contro-rotating blades, which rotate faster than the speed of sound make it arguably the noisiest military aircraft on earth.

Tupolev Tu-95/142 (NATO codename Bear-F). four-engine turboprop-powered maritime reconnaissance/anti-submarine warfare aircraft. Its contro-rotating blades, which rotate faster than the speed of sound make it arguably the noisiest military aircraft on earth.

Aggressive act ... A Tu-142 bomber similar to the two which charged towards a US aircraft carrier earlier this week. Source: Supplied

Aggressive act ... A Tu-142 bomber similar to the two which charged towards a US aircraft carrier earlier this week. Source: Supplied

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