neil hilton wrote:All in all it proves that in the right conditions iron bombs can still be a potent threat to AA missile armed ships, especially when close to land.
jualbo wrote:It seems that Argentine Navy supplied Air Force Skyhawk units (Grupo 5 was deployed to Río Gallegos while Grupo 4 was in San Julián), but they were never used.
RF wrote:neil hilton wrote:All in all it proves that in the right conditions iron bombs can still be a potent threat to AA missile armed ships, especially when close to land.
Especially when helped by inadequate defence and damage control......
neil hilton wrote:Are you suggesting that RN damage control procedures during the Flaklands was defficient? If so have to disagree. The effectiveness of British DC in the Flaklands was very good. What the real problem was was poor and chaep ship design, ship superstructures made from aluminium (which can burn if hot enough) to save weight. Ships constructed especially to be light and therefore cheap, so much so that many actually started to break up in the heavy seas in the south Atlantic swell. Older better made ships didn't have that problem. The Type 21 Amazon class was a deliberatly over loaded design (too much equipment, too much weight for its undersized cheap hull). The Type 22 batch 1 Broadswords designed without a main gun and only four exocet AS missiles ready to fire.
Years and years of underfunding resulted in the RN being equipped about as poorly as it ever has
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