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its probably been done elsewhere, but What If
HMS Ark Royal (R09) had still been in commission and operational in 1982. With its compliment of Buccaneers, Phantoms and Gannet AEW3's backed up by the Harriers of the Invincible and Hermes. Would we have lost as many ships and men as we did?
I do not think we would have, the AEW3 would have given much better early warning of incoming Aircraft, the Phantoms would have been faster to intercept and the Bucs would have been hitting hard targets on the ground, added with the longer legs and ........