A range of strategic aircraft has been deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire
The US has deployed its full range of strategic bombers to Britain for the first time in history amid growing tensions with Russia.
Two bat-winged B-2 stealth bombers, three B-52H Stratofortress aircraft and three B-1B Lancers are now lined up in Cold War pose at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.
They are capable of delivering a nuclear strike, although none of those sent to Britain is armed with a nuclear weapon.
The Pentagon considered it necessary to remind Moscow of America’s capability at a time when Russia is adopting an increasingly aggressive military stance, including persistently sending strategic bomber patrols close to US, British and other Nato airspace.