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Offline mikeck

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2012, 12:13:02 PM »
Man, what happened to the Royal Navy that the outcome is even in question? I mean no disrespect, but how can a nation like the UK, with such a history with and dependence on a superior Navy allow that tradition to disappear....
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2012, 12:25:44 PM »
Because politicians hold the purse-strings, as ever  >:(
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2012, 12:58:55 PM »
I still can't believe the UK got rid of their whole Harrier force - just blows my mind. Every time I pick up a copy of Combat Aircraft it seems there is a story about some horrendous cuts to the UK military. I 'm scared to read the next issue at this rate.

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2012, 01:01:36 PM »
Because politicians hold the purse-strings, as ever  >:(

I'm afraid I don't know much about British politics, but if I had to speculate could it be because of blooming social programs?

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2012, 01:41:28 PM »
I blame the Olympics! ;)

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2012, 05:01:47 PM »
Man, what happened to the Royal Navy that the outcome is even in question? I mean no disrespect, but how can a nation like the UK, with such a history with and dependence on a superior Navy allow that tradition to disappear....

They very nearly couldn't do it in 1982. I believe they were a few months away from selling Invincible and decommissioning Hermes.
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2012, 05:07:10 PM »
Man, what happened to the Royal Navy that the outcome is even in question? I mean no disrespect, but how can a nation like the UK, with such a history with and dependence on a superior Navy allow that tradition to disappear....

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2012, 05:24:12 PM »
I still can't believe the UK got rid of their whole Harrier force - just blows my mind. Every time I pick up a copy of Combat Aircraft it seems there is a story about some horrendous cuts to the UK military. I 'm scared to read the next issue at this rate.

Cutting the Harriers was a huge mistake. It isn't just the planes, it's the loss of experience in carrier flight operations. Even though the Queen Elizabeth is supposed to enter service in 2020, they're talking about her not being fully operational until 2030 because of the time to rebuild the Fleet Air Arm.
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2012, 06:03:49 PM »
That does not sound encouraging.

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2012, 06:16:56 PM »
Once you lose a time honored expertise, getting it back won't be easy. Too bad really. I quite liked the Harriers - I wonder if the carrier will get the axe down the road ?
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2012, 07:15:42 PM »
Once you lose a time honored expertise, getting it back won't be easy. Too bad really. I quite liked the Harriers - I wonder of the carrier will get the axe down the road ?

I've read stuff along those lines. It's possible Prince of Wales will be mothballed as soon as it's built or possibly sold off to India.
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2012, 05:27:59 AM »
Pax Indiana??!!  :o
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2012, 05:39:30 AM »
Here's an interesting list re: aircraft carriers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_carriers_by_country

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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2012, 06:42:08 AM »
Brazil has the old Clemenceau. They could kick Britain's ass.  :o
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Re: Argentina's Falkland's War Museum
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2012, 06:46:05 AM »
Is the Foch still around ?