After reading through some of the threads here, I just found myself wondering something. How well placed would the RN be at the moment if it was forced into a large scale, sustained conflict. To give a measure of what I'm talking about, think something between the Falklands and WW2. Include: Size, Man-Power Technology Difficulties against some countries Air Force' etc. Would we weather it well until the politicians pushed enough money to start building up? Or would we be up a certain creek, without a certain implement?