A KGV in the south atlantic 1982 ?

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Re: A KGV in the south atlantic 1982 ?

Postby RF » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:18 am

paul.mercer wrote:Gentlemen,
Obviously the Belgrano v a KGv would be no contest......


What would be more interesting would be if the Argentine invasion/landing forces were intercepted off West Falkland just prior to their landings by the KGV.
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Re: A KGV in the south atlantic 1982 ?

Postby Steve Crandell » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:47 pm

RF wrote:I would think they would, however there were two smaller escort ships accompanying Belgrano and they would have to be reckoned with as well.


The battle would not be determined by naval gunfire. Didn't both sides have missiles? In any case, the British would employ submarines just as in the actual event.

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Re: A KGV in the south atlantic 1982 ?

Postby RF » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:18 pm

Submarines would certainly be the preferred weapon of the British. Especially as the Argentinians would be left guessing as to how much firepower they really have.....
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Re: A KGV in the south atlantic 1982 ?

Postby paul.mercer » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:56 pm

RF wrote:I would think they would, however there were two smaller escort ships accompanying Belgrano and they would have to be reckoned with as well.

Thanks for that, I would presume that the Belfast would have also had an escort of a couple of frigates or destroyers, I suppose it would then be a walkover for the RN


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