uk 75 said:I know I shouldn't but I cannot resist.
How many times between 1962 and 1991 did the Royal Navy get to test its high end warships?
What happened when they did?
Meanwhile back in the real world in the same timescale the RN was having to perform every day duties similar to those of smaller navies, ie those who wanted to buy ships from us. I don't think Indonesia or others buying ex RN ships wanted to be able to take on the Kiev or the Kirov, or did I miss the original point of this thread.