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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:25 PM

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers to region facing Alaska

MOSCOW, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise that state media said showed Moscow's ability to park nuclear arms on the United States' doorstep.



The Tupolev TU-160 strategic bomber, nicknamed the White Swan in Russia, is a supersonic Soviet-era aircraft capable of carrying up to 12 short-range nuclear missiles and of flying 12,000 km (7,500 miles) non-stop without re-fueling.

Russia's Ministry of Defence said in a statement that the planes had covered a distance of more than 6,000 km (3,728 miles) in over eight hours from their home base in western Russia to deploy in Anadyr in the Chukotka region, which faces Alaska.

The flight was part of a tactical exercise that would last until the end of this week, it said, and was designed to rehearse the air force's ability to rebase to operational air fields and to practice air-to-air refueling.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-flies-nuclear-capable-bombers-to-region-facing-alaska/ar-AAFO4uH?li=BBnbcA1

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 14 OP
underpants Aug 14 #1
democratisphere Aug 14 #2
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Aug 14 #5
kimbutgar Aug 14 #3
struggle4progress Aug 14 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 14 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:26 PM

1. Luckily we have tough guy Trump to stand up to them

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:31 PM

2. drumpf will kiss Putin's ass and make it all better.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:42 PM

5. Fat Donnie would send American KC-10 tankers to aerial refuel the Russian B-1sky bombers.

Seriously, did Russian aircraft designers just buy a B-1 Lancer plastic model and then reverse engineer it? It appeared they did the same with the Buran, a.k.a. Shuttlesky:



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:33 PM

3. Putin probably did this for fat donnie as a distraction on all the bad shit coming out about him

Fat Donnie will order Putin to knock it off because he’s such a “strong leader”.

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:35 PM

4. Up next: Russian stooges in DC do nothing

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:50 PM

6. Wouldn't Russia have had nuclear-capable bombers facing Alaska for about

60, maybe 65, years now?

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