Bro agreed with everything but do your homework. One operational carrier? Man, I don't what to say. The Kido Butai that deployed under Vice Admiral Nagumo for the Pearl Harbor attack had three carrier divisions: the 1st, the 2nd and the 5th. That meant SIX fleet carriers comprised of Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, Hiryu, Shokaku and Zuikaku. Don't demean the achievements of the IJN. It was a brilliantly executed operation but a strategic disaster. Two carriers weren't used to their potential my ass. The only thing the Argentinians did was the Exocet missile strikes. Their own carrier never even sortied out to challenge the Royal Navy. The RN, on the other hand, improvised brilliantly to allow merchant vessels to carry more Harriers in addition to the Hermes and the Invincible. and the carriers were used to the best of their capabilities. The limiting factor was the Sea Harrier's own lacunae when faced with modern supersonic fighters.