'Down Behind Enemy Lines': HMS Ark Royal Recalls Her Valour in the Balkans

WARSHIPS IFR Editor Iain Ballantyne recalls a visit to HMS Ark Royal during a dramatic mid-1990s deployment to the Adriatic. It was during this same period that one of her Sea Harriers was downed in a low level run by an SA-7 surface to air missile. The exploits of the British fleet’s Invincible Class ships off the war-torn Balkans demonstrate a persistent need for carrier power in the modern age. He takes a close look at the lessons of Britain’s failed attempt to deploy a makeshif...
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