This is a Dragon Models kit of the HMS Invincible Aircraft Carrier This kit was initially released in the 1997’s. The original ship was launched in 1977. HMS Invincible (R05), a light aircraft carrier of the Invincible class. The 20,600-tonne carrier was launched in 1977 and was commissioned in 1980. The carrier’s runway is 170m long, including the “ski jump”, and the vessel itself is 194m long. It has had an interesting life, originally being slated for sale to the Royal Australian Navy in 1982. However, the sale was scuttled when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands on April 2 1982, and three days later a naval task including HMS Invincible was steaming towards the South Atlantic. During the short but brutal conflict to reclaim the Falklands, Argentina claimed it damaged the vessel, but this assertion was categorically denied by the UK.