Russian bombers spotted off Alaskan coast twice in 24 hours

Russian bombers were spotted off the coast of Alaska for the second time in 24 hours

  • In the U.S. Air Force fleet – The twin-engine F-22 stealth fighter, flown by a single pilot and armed with a 20mm cannon, heat-seeking missiles, radar-guided missiles and radar-guided bombs, can perform both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.
  • In the U.S. Air Force fleet – The four-engine jet can fly at 900 mph and carry the largest payload of bombs and missiles in the Air Force inventory.
  • In the U.S. Air Force fleet – The four-engine jet joined the Air Force fleet in 1993 with a primary mission of troop and cargo transport.
  • In the U.S. Air Force fleet – Based on the DC-10 passenger jet, the triple-engine KC-10 is a gas station in the sky with the ability to carry 75 people and 170,000 pounds of cargo.
  • In the U.S. Air Force fleet – The twin-engine jet trainer, used by the Air Force to prepare pilots for the F-15E Strike Eagle, F-15C Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, B-1B Lancer, A-10 Thunderbolt and F-22 Raptor, first flew in 1959.

Two Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were spotted flying about 41 miles off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, just hours after two US F-22 fighter jets intercepted the same type of Russian aircraft in the area.

@CNN: Russian bombers were spotted off the coast of Alaska for the second time in 24 hours

C-130 Hercules transport – A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron flies over Normandy, France, June 3, 2015. First delivered to the Air Force in 1956, the C-130 remains one of the service’s most important airlift platforms. More than 140 are still in active units, with more than 180 in the National Guard and a hundred more in the Reserve. The C-130 is powered by four turboprop engines.

C-5 Galaxy transport – The C-5, with a wingspan of 222 feet, a length of 247 feet and a height of 65 feet, is the largest plane in the Air Force inventory and one of the largest aircraft in the world. The first versions of the four-engine jet joined the force in 1970. The Air Force expects to have 52 versions of the latest model, the C-5M, in the fleet by 2017.

Russian bombers spotted off Alaskan coast twice in 24 hours