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#723173 - 9th Sep 2012 2:41pm Bomber plane
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About 20 minutes ago I seen a huge bomber looking ww2 plane fly across the river Mersey as I was coming up mount road.

It was massive!

Did anyone else see it?
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#723175 - 9th Sep 2012 2:45pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: _Ste_]
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It'll be something to do with the Southport Airshow probably.

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#723182 - 9th Sep 2012 3:00pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: _Ste_]
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Thanks sneezy, didn't know there was an air show on.
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#723187 - 9th Sep 2012 3:18pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: _Ste_]
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There were a couple of jets flying quite low up to Southport and crossed the river over Wallasey yesterday.

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#723192 - 9th Sep 2012 3:48pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: _Ste_]
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I took this yesterday on New Brighton prom. There where two of them.


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#723211 - 9th Sep 2012 4:32pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: KevinFinity]
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could have something to do with the southport air show. lovley sight i'd say

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#723247 - 9th Sep 2012 5:38pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: KevinFinity]
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Originally Posted By: KevinFinity
I took this yesterday on New Brighton prom. There where two of them.




Wow good picture! Just came here to find out why they were flying over, just saw them now passing over the house and saw them yesterday. Pretty impressive jets. Are they the Tornado's? smile

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#723255 - 9th Sep 2012 5:46pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: _Ste_]
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5.24 today a tremendous roar passed down the river and scared both me and the cats , probably the Vulcan bomber going home, unbeleivable sound!

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#723281 - 9th Sep 2012 6:35pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: ]
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joan..tornados are out of service now. think they might be the euro fighter typhoon, thats whats out in afghan for us..

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#723284 - 9th Sep 2012 6:59pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: ]
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Oh right It does look a bit like the eurofighter smile. Be amazingto fly in one grin

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#723287 - 9th Sep 2012 7:18pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: KevinFinity]
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It looks like a Panavia Tornado GR4. Could be wrong.

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#723289 - 9th Sep 2012 7:23pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: markw2621
joan..tornados are out of service now. think they might be the euro fighter typhoon, thats whats out in afghan for us..


markw2621, there's loads of Tornado squadrons.....

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No. 16 Squadron No. 17 Squadron No. 20 Squadron No. 27 Squadron No. 45 (Reserve) Squadron
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No. 9 Squadron No. 12 Squadron No. 14 Squadron No. 15 (Reserve) Squadron No. 31 Squadron No. 617 Squadron
GR4A
No. 2 Squadron No. 13 Squadron
F3
No. 5 Squadron No. 11 Squadron No. 23 Squadron No. 25 Squadron No. 29 Squadron No. 43 Squadron No. 56 (Reserve) Squadron No. 65 (Reserve) Squadron No. 111 Squadron

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#723295 - 9th Sep 2012 7:37pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: yewgarth]
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yewgarth that is exactly what i saw! it didn't have the weird flappy bits at the front like the eurofighter does (sorry I don't know the technical term) and it had the same overall shape etc.

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#723300 - 9th Sep 2012 7:44pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Thanks sneezy, didn't know there was an air show on.
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Asleep, yet again Ste!

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#723311 - 9th Sep 2012 8:28pm Re: Bomber plane [Re: granny]
markw2621
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sorry everyone, when i say there out of service it does not mean you might not see one, especially with an airshow so local. but there not aircraft doing it for us nowadays..

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