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Monday, June 15, 2015

Royal Air Force raids on IS leave ONE THIRD of fighter jets out of action

Tornado GR-4Ministry of Defence figures show that 36 of the 91 Typhoon fighters and 39 of 96 Tornados are grounded needing repairs. RAF sources say campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have taken a heavy toll on fighter aircraft.

The £10million Tornados, dating back to 1978, have taken a “real battering” attacking Islamic State positions in Iraq almost daily since last summer.

As the Iraq crisis worsens, even more planes could be needed.

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