Falklands at 30
On 2nd April 1982, Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands sparking a 74 day conflict with Great Britain.
2nd April 1982
Argentine forces invade the Falkland Islands.
Mid April 1982
British naval task force moves towards the South Atlantic, setting up an initial operation HQ on the Ascension Islands.
25th April 1982
Operation Paraquat concludes with the successful re-capture of South Georgia by Royal Marines, SAS and SBS units.
1st May 1982
First British Vulcan bomber raids, code named 'Black Buck', to deny operations from Port Stanley airfield in the Falklands.
2nd May 1982
British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the General Belgrano followed two days later by the sinking of HMS Sheffield by Exocet missiles by ANA Super Etendard jets.
21st May 1982
British forces land in San Carlos, known as bomb alley by the troops, on the Falklands under repeated Argentine aerial attacks, to establish a foothold on the islands.
14th June 1982
Argentine Forces Surrender
These models represent key Falkland campaign combatants...
- Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (A03029) £10.99
- The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable groundattack aircraft designed for the United States Navy and United States...
- BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 (A04051) £14.99
- This version of the Sea Harrier is best known for its successful campaign in the war of 1982 in the South Atlantic, wher...
- BAe Sea Harrier FRS-1 (A05101) £16.99
- First flown on the 21st August 1978, the Sea Harrier FRS1 was the Naval version of the RAF's Harrier GR3 and the first ...
- BAe Harrier GR3 (A05102) £16.99
- The simplicity and flexibility inherent in the Harrier design proved their worth during the Falklands War. RAF Harriers ...
- Dogfight Double Gift Set - Douglas A-4 Skyhawk/BAe Sea Harrier FRS-1 (A50134) £21.99
- On May 21st 1982 during the Falklands War, Skyhawk 3 (A-307) was shot down by an AIM9L air-to-air missile fired by a Se...
- Avro Vulcan B Mk2 XH558 - Vulcan to the Sky (A50097) £29.99
- XH558 was the last Vulcan to leave RAF service, flying on from 1986 to 1993 as the single RAF Display Vulcan. Her ...
- BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 Gift Set (A50010) £79.99
- The BAE Sea Harrier FRS1 was a navalised fighter version of the original Royal Air Force’s Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3,...