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  1. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    tbh if the Invincibles get the Axe in exchange for getting the carriers, i can see them redesigning the Type 82s as DDHs with a hanger and flight deck for a pair of seakings.
  2. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    now that i think about it mainland Argentina would be the perfect place to construct Winterfell AFB.
  3. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    here you go from the mouth of the man who was there and was responsible for part of the planning watch comprehend and understand
  4. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    I will note that 3,000ft is the absolute minimum take off distance for a Tornado, to carry any sort of payload is going to require much much more.
  5. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    You keep ignoring the fact that there is nowhere on South Georgia that is suitable for Skyrim Aerodrome, citing the fact that the US has constructed several temporary airfields on larger flat arctic and antarctic glaciers as evidence. South Georgia has NO abundantly flat areas that were in any...
  6. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    That would be great if any single part of South Georgia looked like that, with a nice long stretch of uninterrupted glacier on which you could construct RNAS Hoth's 8,000ft runway It doesn't
  7. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    Considering that part of their role was to draw attacks away from the landing ships and carriers it would be more accurate to say that they were partially successful, being attacked and potentially damaged or sunk is part and parcel with being an Escort. sea dart did work in it's intended...
  8. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    you really don't know much about the details of the Falklands war do you Both Sheffield and Coventry were lost due to equipment failure, not some fatal flaw in tactics or incompetence on the part of the men operating them. Sheffield was lost due to a combination of her satcoms suite...
  9. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    It wouldn't be the British Military if it wasn't poorly equipped due to bureaucratic mishandling and political bungling.
  10. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    this is South Georgia in the winter while it wasn't quite that bad in 1982 it was still bleak, frozen and inhospitable
  11. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    probably, but getting FAA pilots rated to fly them and a book on operating them from CVA-01 worked up would have taken more time then they had. if the RN were to get them it would have been as a post war measure
  12. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    E-2 tracker is probably pushing the realms of possibility. Gannet is ancient but more realistic
  13. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    You think they should have set up a base thousands of miles a way from the nearest friendly supply chain, and weathered it out for 3 to 6 months in the south Atlantic during winter? Congratulations you have come up with what is quite possibly the worst possible way to have approached the...
  14. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    yes and your argument is that the exact same men who succeeded, abit by the skin of their teeth would do worse if they had better stuff. at the very worst you could say they would do about the same.
  15. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    how well the RN comes off in this guy presentation is besides the point. your argument is literally that they would do worse then they did IRL if they had a better aircraft and a dramatically more capable airwing.
  16. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    your argument is essentially "The RN got a surprising number of incredibly lucky breaks IRL, therefore if they had a better ship and better aircraft they would have lost?" And then they would have modified said ships to support an aircraft there is no longer any justification for the...
  17. how long could HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duke of Edinburgh lasted

    None of those problems are alleviated by moving to a ski jump and SHARs a ski jump conversion would only happen for budgeting reasons, not problems with the layout of the ship. ontop of that if the RN has two phantom capable carriers and a decently sized naval airwing then it's unlikely to...
  18. Air Dominance -A tale of 21st Century Naval Airpower

    Because the JLF isn't the JSF and isn't trying to make a supersonic stealth VTOL.
  19. Queen Elizabeth class carrier

    The RN doesn't have any current experience operating STOVL carriers either, the harriers pushed off a good 7ish years ago. what the RN does have is a longstanding exchange program with the USN for both pilots and deck crew
  20. Napoleon Defeats British Navy

    This is painfully untrue, French ships were by all accounts greatly inferior to their British built counterparts. Those captured and pressed into service in the Royal Navy required constant repair work and were disliked by their crews for their significantly poorer sea keeping abilities. There...
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