A single Tu-95 appears over the arctic circle. The bomber flies over the North Pole and it is coming down toward the United states, through Canada. All other Russian activity appears normal. The Bear will not respond to any attempts to communicate with it. The President calls Putin and asks what is going on. Putin only responds that he is not aware of any such bomber. How long will US/Canada wait to shoot it down?
The moment it crosses into Canadian airspace and refuses to communicate in any form it gets a sidewinder up the ass. Same thing if it enters Alaskan airspace and refuses to talk.
This has probably been asked before and it's probably common knowledge in /k/ but just what IS IT with Bears invading everyone's airspace? What's Russia's game?
They carry 6-16 of these:
2,500 km (1,300 nmi) (Kh-55)
3,000 km (1,600 nmi) (Kh-55SM)
under 110 m/300 ft
Mach 0.75 (KH-SD)
Mach 0.6-0.78 (Kh-101)
Blast yield Nuclear 200kt (Kh-55-Kh-55SM)
Realistically? The instant it got over the north pole the U.S. would send up a group of planes to escort it away.
If it kept continuing? The instant it crossed over US airspace it'd get... "removed from the area." This includes canada, which is one of the us's greatest trade allies.
They do not invade in airspace, they fly near borders