http://wikimapia.org/5685805/Former-Runway-Extension Built by Royal Engineers and Royal Air Force personnel following the cessation of hostilities in the 1982 Falklands War, this 2,000ft/609m extension of the original Port Stanley Airfield runway was made entirely of AM-2 Aluminum Matting laid over a compacted bed of stone mined from the quarries to the North. Completed between August 15th and August 27th 1982, the extension along with additional upgrades to the original runway and taxiway areas permitted the RAF to begin full-scale operations at the airfield with F-4 Phantom fighters and C-130 transports, allowing the establishment of Royal Air Force Station Stanley. Following the relocation of RAF forces to Mount Pleasant, the AM-2 Matting covering this section of the runway was removed and the extension remains unused by the modern-day airfield. This extension made the one long runway at Stanley over 5,000 feet in length. What's the difference in the pre-war and wartime events if this 5,000 ft runway was made in April 1981? Without inflight refueling capability, it's still a stretch to get C-130s there with any load other than avgas. What about Vickers VC10?