RAF Typhoons stop over in Bermuda on way to US
Royal Air Force fighter jets stopped over in Bermuda for fuel and rest on their way to a training exercise in the US.
The Eurofighter Typhoons touched down at the airport on Tuesday night and flew out yesterday to take part in Exercise Red Flag, a training exercise at the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
British fighters have been known to stop in Bermuda for fuel and an overnight stay en route to the annual exercise.
Another group of jets touched down earlier this week and a final flight landed last night and is expected to leave this morning.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engined jet capable of flying at 2,125km/h, or twice the speed of sound, and has a wingspan of about 36 feet.
The 52ft-long jet is equipped with a Mauser BK-27 revolver cannon and is designed to use six different types of bombs and an array of air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles.
Eurofighter Typhoons are also used by Spain, Italy, Germany and several Middle Eastern countries.