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WildTchoupitoulas
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One problem, the UK decommissioned it's only carrier.

They'll have two coming on line in the next few years.

HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales

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Porky
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Just take a look at the chain guns mounted on the Aegis cruisers/frigates just for missiles. They fire t so rapid rate per minute it is essentially a wall of bullets to maneuveur through for the missiles.

Those are awesome weapons. I remember this technology being discussed at the time.






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SM6
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Just take a look at the chain guns mounted on the Aegis cruisers/frigates just for missiles. They fire t so rapid rate per minute it is essentially a wall of bullets to maneuveur through for the missiles.


The CIWS... pretty awesome capability, effective against climb and dive terminal stages too, the only way to defeat it is to overwhelm it, but even then if you fired 6 missiles at the target, the STANDARD Missile (SM2 and SM6) Sea Sparrow and RAM would have all had a chance to destroy the target. Doubtful you get half of what you fired in close enough for the CIWS to engage.







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SM6
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They'll have two coming on line in the next few years.

HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales


there is talk of axing one, or converting them into Helicopter only ships, due to budgetary pressure in the MoD, but I really hope they field two. Outfitting them will be expensive though as they will have to further extend the Harrier as the STOVL JSF is keeps getting delayed.






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CarrolltonTiger
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LINK

No tape of the original version on the Sheffield, but the crew of the HMS Sheffield to a 25th anniversary reprise.






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Porky
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Drunk sailors...





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Jim Rockford
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Oil.


And fisheries. Britain would have a hard time getting a task force halfway around the world this time. Of course, I don't know what kind of shape Argentina's military is in these days, either.






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CITWTT
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The above noted Marines did not take lightly to thier friends dying on the Sheffield when they encountered Argentine troops on the islands.





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Oyster
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To Argentina PRIDE, to Britain it is just a forward operating base for the Navy in the southern hemisphere. Argentina generally gets pissy over them when thier internal political dynamics get to be crappy.


Britain barely has a navy any more.






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CITWTT
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I didn't say it did. The ignored fact about thier navy is that many of the former colonies still consider themselves as part of the commonwealth and would loan thier ships and sailors to England in a pinch.





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TrueTiger
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What exactly is so special about these islands?


The sheep.

If they walked away from the Falklands
they would still have St. Helena.
It's in the same part of the world.



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Oyster
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I didn't say it did. The ignored fact about thier navy is that many of the former colonies still consider themselves as part of the commonwealth and would loan thier ships and sailors to England in a pinch.

Not trying to argue. England like many other US allies have greatly reduced their militaries . They all know the US will save their asses. Why waste money on the military when the US will cover you.






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Porky
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The above noted Marines did not take lightly to thier friends dying on the Sheffield when they encountered Argentine troops on the islands.


No doubt. They were in good spirits at this event though.






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Cold Pizza
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The ignored fact about thier navy is that many of the former colonies still consider themselves as part of the commonwealth and would loan thier ships and sailors to England in a pinch.


Yeah, Australia would be fricking Argentina up in short order if the call came in. Canada too.






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I B Freeman
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Argentina doesn't have the currency and or investor confidence in their debt to finance a large war with the UK.





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