With the attention focused on the British Royal Wedding (yeah yeah, who cares? Only women perhaps…), TFG has decided to pay its own homage to the British Monarchy. TFG presents Her Majesty’s Ship Invincible.
HMS Invincible (R05) was a British light aircraft carrier, the lead ship of three in her class in the Royal Navy. She was launched on 3 May 1977 and is the seventh ship to carry the name. She saw action in the Falklands war when she was deployed with HMS Hermes, she took over as Flagship of the British Fleet when Hermes was sold to India. HMS Invincible was also deployed in Yugoslavia and Iraq. She was decommissioned in 2005.
The carrier’s air group comprised nine Harriers and usually twelve Sea Kings. The carrier also provided an operational headquarters for the Royal Navy task force. The runway is 170 metres (560 ft) long and included the characteristic “ski jump” (initially at 7°, later increased to 12°).
HMS Illustrious succeeded Invincible as the service’s flagship.