Re: "watch a Russian Bear bomber go overhead"
As posted to the RAF Neatishead thread, on here some weeks ago, I was in RADAR, and thus we could "see" the paints of the bomber coming over. We knew where it was coming from so a quick run up to the flight deck and we could see the shape of it in the sky.
Yes, you could hear it....but getting "eyes" on it was far more exciting....at least to this, then, 19 year old scopie!
< for the payload of the Bear-H!