Albatros Alk79 HMS Endurance A171 Royal Navy Falklands Support Ship, (ex-Anita Dan) 1979 1/1250
Die-cast model of the famous ship, pennant number A171 whose troops re-occupied South Georgia during the Falklands Campaign, over 30 years ago!
The ship was actually purchased from Denmark in 1967 (built 1956), displaced 3600 tons, and was fitted with 2 x 20mm guns.
It is said that the announced withdrawal of this ship precipitated the Argentinian Invasion of the Islands in May, 1982. When she was eventually withdrawn in the 1990s, she was replaced by HMS Endurance (see Alk95A, another Albatros Model).