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by Ganpati23
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible
Replies: 153
Views: 93302

Re: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible

After the early sucess of the French Exocet missiles, the UK SAS intercepted the main shipment of the missiles before they got to Argentina. This is the first I have heard of this. What is the evidence? I think he's mixing stuff MI6 with the SAS, and French support with GB scientists. Here's a repo...
by Ganpati23
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible
Replies: 153
Views: 93302

Re: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincibl

There's actually a little more to this. Antrim had worked out where Santa Fe was going to be and deliberately used Mk 11s to disable her. That really should have been an end to it. The Lynx dropped the Mk 46 which would never work against a surfaced sub. It went into 'surface capture' ie its sonar ...
by Ganpati23
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible
Replies: 153
Views: 93302

Re: Re:

Welcome to the forum Swordfish, I see you know the stuff of the campaign. the exocet was destroyed by 4.5-inch gun fire from HMS Avenger This is quiet strange. Do you think that a 4.5" gun can acomplish anti-missile duties? How would it be aimed? In the Phalanx system the radar continuosly track th...