posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 10:38 AM
Originally posted by Popeye
Originally posted by TheIrishDuck
I agree with "55heroes" may be he is right.
I have studied this for years and i have lot of material too, i can give you some of them.
After studying about the attack to Invincible i still waiting for someone who tell or answer me this questions:
- There isn´t any registry of aerial activity from that aircraft carrier, from that date (may 30)...
There was some air activity
1st June 1982.
No.801 Squadron HMS Invincible CAP (Lt. N. Ward and Lt. S. Thomas) destroy Argentine C-130 Hercules 93 km north of Pebble Island. Wards first AIM-l9
Sidewinder he fired fell short of the C-130, but the second started a fire between the port engines, Ward then fired 240 rounds of 30mm, which broke
the aircraft's wing of sending it crashing into the sea killing the 7 crew members. This particular C-130 is believed to have been trying to repeat
a bombing attempt made by another C-130 the previous day, when an Argentine C-130 made a bombing attack on a British tanker well north of the total
exclusion zone. The Argentineans had simply pushed bombs out of the back of the aircraft as they over flew the ship. One bomb struck the ship, but
bounced off to no effect.
- Nobody knows where it was the Invincible from the May 30 to July ends, which enter the disguised Illustrious like Invincible in Port Stanley.
HMS Illustrous was in the UK until 2nd August when she set sail for the Falklands some how can she be in Port Stanley at the end of July when it is
8000 miles away
- Nobody can explain why the aircraft carrier do not touch land on June 14 (when the others ships, all the others including Hermes touched port
Stanley or returned to England.
Remember only the Argentine forces on the island surrendered HMS Invincible was kept offshore as a precaution
- It is virtually impossible and irrational that the repairs have become to opened sea, with temperatures below cero and a few hours of light.
She was not hit so no repair, however as to being able to carry out repair when HMS Invincible left for the Falkland she only had one operational
driveshaft. The second was replaced whilst she was underway in 24 hours, a job that was supposed to take 3 weeks in the docks
- Nobody can´t explain why the second aircraft carrier entered disarmed, if it was the Illustrious it was operative from half-full of June.
HMS wasa not unarmed she carried 809 squadron of Harriers
- Nobody can´t explain why HMS Illustrious returned immediately to UK from Falklands (obviously to be finished and to be armed).
She arrived on station in the Falklands on 27th August and stayed until the end of October when the shore based radar and F-4 phantoms becam
operational on the island to provide the necessary security.
-Why the HMS Invincible that left to the Falklands had the black tower, and when it arrived in September it had it of gray color? repainted??
may be but i think is another ship, becasue Invincible didn´t had phalanx and the ships who arrives to Porstmouth as Invincible had
Many of the ships got a fresh coat of paint whilst travelling down to the Falklands - I have some pics in a book. Helpedpass the time
[edit on 2-9-2005 by Popeye]
Yes, air activity the few harriers who survived but noone said nothing about the aircraft carrier after may 30.
"HMS Illustrous was in the UK until 2nd August when she set sail for the Falklands some how can she be in Port Stanley at the end of July when it is
8000 miles away"
I have explain this with images and links. Illustrious left uk on june 4 or 14.
"Remember only the Argentine forces on the island surrendered HMS Invincible was kept offshore as a precaution"
And why Hermes not?
Illustrious was desarmed, and was not finished.
I will post a link in the next post and i ll explain this better.