The first 4 missiles appeared to be headed for HMS Sheffield but then turned and headed for HMS Bulward. The first one hits Bulward causing severe damage, some flooding and a fire, and completely destroys her flight ops capability and all her helos.
The second salvo of Kingfish arrives and creates a complete disaster. Missile 1 hits the Sheffield, breaking her in half. Missile 2 hits the water between the halves of the hull. Missiles 3 & 4 are far enough behind that are retargeted. Number 3 hits the Diomede behind the Sheffield, and number 4 turns and targets the already badly damaged Bulwark. That missile finds its mark and Bulwark also goes down.
Losses from 8 AS-6 Kingfish missiles:
More Kingfish are inbound. I have 4 F-4s in the air but trying to intercept missiles flying at almost 2000 kts is a tough ask.
The next 4 Kingfish and it appears 2 after that are headed to the Ark Royal group. The first 4 arrive and 1 Kingfish hits HMS Ark Royal, severely damaging her. Two more are on the way but Ark Royal is out of action, on fire, with severe flooding. Two more missiles arrive and one hits the Ark Royal, which is already sinking, and the second flies over Ark Royal's flight deck and hits the replenishment ship Resurgent behind the Ark Royal, sinking her too.
Good Lord, these Kingfish are devastating. One hit will sink anything but the Ark Royal, and one completely took her out of action, the second finished her off.
The F-4s from Ark Royal that were in the air RTB to Bodo. Small consolation since there are no load outs for them there. But they have guns and are fast so they can go after more Badgers if they show up.
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