Photographer captures RAF planes capable of 300mph – being driven along A12 near Martlesham

The pair of Tucano T1 jets, registrations ZF160 and ZF516, travelling through Suffolk on a truck

The pair of Tucano T1 jets, registrations ZF160 and ZF516, travelling through Suffolk on a truck - Credit: citizenside.com

It is not every day you overtake a couple of high speed aeroplanes – particularly on a Suffolk dual carriageway.

The pair of Tucano T1 jets, registrations ZF160 and ZF516, travelling through Suffolk on a truck

The pair of Tucano T1 jets, registrations ZF160 and ZF516, travelling through Suffolk on a truck - Credit: citizenside.com

Motorists travelling along the A12 were surprised, to say the least, when they found themselves passing a pair of planes on the back of a small truck.

Linda Bonea managed to snap a couple of pictures of the aircraft as they made their way north towards Martlesham yesterday.

The planes, registration ZF160 and ZF516, are both Tucano T1 aircraft built by Short in Northern Ireland.

They are two seater basic trainers used by the Royal Air Force. The planes reach more than 300mph and fly at up to 34,000ft.

They have a single propeller on the nose and a wingspan of 11.28metres, though these were understandably stored for their journey through Suffolk.