These incredible photos of planes on the approach to RAF Fairford were taken by Gareth Unwin.

The pictures show USAF KC-135R Stratotankers over Lechlade.

KC-135 Stratotankers are military aerial refueling aircraft using to extend the range and endurance of US tactical fighters and bombers.

A number of the aircraft have been spotted in the area in recent days.

The 100th Air Refueling Wing stationed at RAF Mildenhall are currently part of an agile combat employment exercise know as BALTIC TRIDENT.

To see more of Gareth's photography visit the Defence Images UK Instagram account.