A4 Skyhawk Hatch Panel Falklands War Relic

A4 Skyhawk Hatch Panel Falklands War Relic

A4 Skyhawk Aircraft panel

A4 Skyhawk Hatch Panel Falklands War Relic

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A4 Skyhawk aircraft panel , (Falklands War)

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A4 Skyhawk Hatch Panel Falklands War Relic

A4 Skyhawk hatch panel , recovered in 1985 from the Falklands , just north of Port Howard. These aircraft which came from the USA were used by the Argentinian airforce in 1982 during the Falklands War. Quite a few A4s were lost or shot done so cannot identify any specifics. The door is 26 inches x 14 in and has a drab geen paint to outside and a cream white to inner. This item was purchased from an ex RAF personnel who was stationed out there and who’s written on it. The piece has two PRESS buttons.

A4 Skyhawk is a single-seat subsonic carrier-capable light attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s. The delta-winged, single turbojet engined Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, and later by McDonnell Douglas. It was originally designated A4D under the U.S. Navy’s pre-1962 designation system.

The Falklands War  was a 10-week undeclared war  in 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and its territorial dependencySouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The result of the war was a British victory.

The conflict began on 2 April, when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, followed by the invasion of South Georgia the next day. On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands. The conflict lasted 74 days and ended with an Argentine surrender on 14 June, returning the islands to British control. In total, 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities.

A4 Skyhawk Hatch Panel Falklands War Relic

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