Beirut Airport during the 1982 troubles | Armorama™

Stunning diorama from modeller Pablo Victor Iribarren Casado depicting Beirut Airport during the troubles in the area. 1982—1985: Israeli Invasion to Hijacking The middle years of the conflict began with Israel's invasion of Lebanon and ended with the hijacking of a TWA flight to Beirut by Hezbollah militants. The period also included the killing of 241 U.S. Marines in their Beirut barracks by a suicide bomber.

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While the individual elements are nicely executed, the composition, as a whole, doesn’t make any sense.

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Yes the figures and vehicles look excellent but I’m not really sure what the story is. Looks like they’ve captured a terrorist?

I gave it a like anyway. Given the scale of distances involved, sometimes you have to suspend belief and just enjoy some good modeling. For instance, given the position of that light tower, the aircraft’s wing was about to take it out before it burned up.


Yeah, a bit of a mild euphemism for the Lebanese civil war, Israeli invasion, and absolute mess that happened there.

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