It is great to see the re-emergence of the Aeroclassics SE-210 Caravelle and I recently updated my mould review for just this eventuality. Check it out here:
The Aeroclassics mould can't be used for all versions of the Caravelle (as discussed in detail in my mould review). It can only properly be used for the Rolls-Royce powered variants so this review limits itself to just Caravelle I, IA, III, VI-N and VI-R. Even so it is clear there is plenty of scope for more Caravelles to be made.
Europe (excluding France)
Somewhat surprisingly although a SAS Caravelle has been made it isn't this livery version with Scandinavian titles and the shields on the engines.
Another euro major missing in it's later scheme is SABENA:
Luxair leased a Caravelle for a while and it got full colours:
Corse Air was still operating 5 Caravelle VI-Ns into the late 1980s:
Air Algerie operated 8 Caravelles - both series IIIs and VI-Ns:
Royal Air Maroc operated 9 Caravelles at one time or another:
5 Caravelles served with Aerolineas Argentinas at times from 1962:
AVENSA operated a single Caravelle III for much of the 1960s:
A VARIG Caravelle has been made but not wearing this early livery variant:
Panair was another Brasilian Caravelle operator:
Indian Airlines received 11 Caravelles:
Air Viet Nam's sole Caravelle operated between 1964 and 1969:
It'd be hard to turn down a Royal Air Cambodge Caravelle:
or Royal Air Lao:
Rest of World
Air Martinique leased a pair of ex-Austrian and Euralair Caravelle VI-Rs in 1980:
I was surprised that there were so many Caravelles left to be made and some really lovely liveries too. I especially like obscure national airlines, and if they are for a country not represented in 400 scale yet all the better! The Caravelle offers up a variety of these so for me the top 10 Caravelles I'd like to see are:
13/6/2021 06:56:27 pm
I have been bugging Andrew for some of these for years! Especially would like to see both Air Algerie schemes, Libyan Arab Airlines, SAM and Luxair. BTW AC has already made a Royal Air Maroc Caravelle!
14/6/2021 04:06:14 pm
I would love to see a Royal Air Cambodge Caravelle! It has all the elements that attract me: colorful motif, in this case elephants, prominent non-English titles, and evocative of a time and place. Of course, Air Burundi would be splendid, as would Royal Air Lao and Air Viet Nam. What an excellent post and reminder to keep checking a certain manufacturers monthly releases.
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