Shit Russian aircraft and big ships in the tidal Falklands
>So, if you look at the air-combat in the falklands war against pretty capable planes
The only "capable" planes the Argies had were the French Mirage's but for range they would have wiped out the fleet. The rest of their aircraft were sixties US planes, crippled by a US arms embargo. They even used a few swizzlestick driven things for ground attack.
>Ehuum, does sea-level vary outside the british isles?
Yes the rest of the world has tides, although not always as radical as the British ones.
>I suspect our carriers wont be full sized comes down to 2 facts:
They are full sized, just not fully equipped.
>We don't have shipyards big anough to bild them
Yes we do, but only a right numpty would build a hull in a first world country.
>We don't have docks big enough to re-stock them.
Yes we do, but carriers are mostly restocked at sea, indeed the fit out of every large ship is done afloat.
>redoubtable Russian Sukhoi SU34/37 MKI
It's not. Russian aircraft are shit. The techno-gizmosity (avionics) is what matters and the yanks have it.
The main disappointment with the whole Georgian slaughter is that the yanks didn't take the opportunity to show the Russians what a real military looks like. The ruskies would've had their asses whupped, more than Max Mosely on a two-for-one Tuesday - because Russian stuff is crap.
(AND REG! Why do all my comments come out double spaced!!! [FF3, Windows])