Dear Comrade Vladimir
Even in the hope that supply its data to support his assertion, I propose the following:
1 - Positions on the isles.
After the June 14, before the ceasefire, the British possessed sufficient infrastructure to coordinate the flights of other Harriers and Sea Harriers.
a) Borbón island airfield (ex COAN Calderón)
b) RN airfield at San Carlos Bay
c) Air base in Goose Green (ex BAM Condor)
d) Port Stanley Airport (ex BAM Malvinas)*
*June 24 began to extend the airport runway and in August and could operate the F-4 Phantom coming from Ascension
In the latter two facilities, were fully operational even after the war.
In the BAM Condor had 11 guns of 20 mm AAA system and TIGERCAT missile laucher coordinated by a Westinghouse radar and two fire control radar ranges.
also a significant amount of portable SA-7 missiles of Soviet origin.
In BAM Malvinas systems consisted of nine 20mm guns, four 35mm and one launcher Roland missile AA
a mute witness to the effectiveness of our systems AAA
2 - Naval Support
The following ships had the ability to operate helicopters in its natural form, but due to capacity V / STOL of harriers could do it.
Even "Atlantic Causeway" and "Contender bezantes (RFA Argus) were true aircraft carrier vessels.
"Bristol" "Active" "Alacrity" "Ambuscade" "Arrow" "Avenger" "Yarmouth" Wasp Helicopter
"Cardiff" "Exeter" "Andromeda" "Minerva" "Penelope" Lynx helicopter
"Brilliant" "Broadsword" 2xLynx helicopters
"Hecla", "Herald" and "Hydra" Wasp Helicopter
"Regent", "Resource" Wessex
"Fort Austin", "Fort Grange" Wessex/Sea Kings
"Stromness" Fligth deck
"Olmeda", "Olna" Sea Kings/Wessex
"Tidepool", "Tidespring" Wessex
"Blue Rover" Fligth deck
"Sir Bedivere" Fligth deck
"Engadine" (Helicopter support ship) Fligth deck
"CS Iris" (more that 800 helicopter missions) Fligth deck
capacity for more than a helicopter
"Canberra" "Norland""Baltic Ferry""Nordic Ferry""Queen Elizabeth 2""St. Edmund"
3 - Argentine Aviation Status
The ceasefire came at the time that the Argentine forces were required to its maximum capacity.
Think for a moment stand still taking in the Falklands and domain radar at low altitudes due to the AAA's own defenses, aviation Argentina suffered serious damage.
The few remaining operational aircraft and Exocet missiles possessed no further to justify an operation as complicated as the fleet or attacking ground targets again.
For that still would have to violate their own ceasefire orders.
On the way he would find a frigate or destroyer Early warning, CAP Harriers avoid the area, fully functioning AA settings.
AAA overflight facilities and pass them, throwing their bombs and return to the continent with the últiima drop of fuel.
Simply have been a suicide. Military, psychologically and politically.
4 - Conclusion
Why send a new carrier with a matter of urgency if the defense of the island was secured in multiple ways?
Relieve the HMS Invincible??
Although the HMS Illustrious came out on June 20 in the UK there is a black hole between the date of departure and arrival more than three months later to England.
To stay that long at sea?
Withholds information that only a few ships and others may be due to multiple factors.
Do not forget that in the HMS Invincible carrying the royal household member and also a number of atomic weapons as can be seen in the attached file that demonstrate the value of covering military and psychological attack.
Archive for the nuclear charge distribution in the Task Force in 1982