On a side note: There's a well known football chant of 'Just like Watching Brazil', which is sung in a sarcastic way by lower division football club fans when their team, or the opposition, does something well. Back when I was able to go and see the mighty Hornets play (that's Horsham FC) the hardcore fans sang a version that went 'PERU, it's just like watching PERU' because well Horsham, of the Isthmian Premier Division (that's the 7th tier of English football), could rarely muster looking like Brazil. Anyway with all due respect to the Peruvian national team it is always a chant that made me laugh and felt appropriate for the title of this blogpost.
Quite why Peruvian releases have been such hot sellers is something of a mystery. Perhaps they hit the sweet spot of being rather exotic, very colourful and under-represented? Either way they tend to sell out in a matter of minutes - so much so that Aeroclassics has said they will be re-releasing the pair of Faucett DC-8s from a few months ago.
My Peruvian fleet now stands at 12 aircraft. There isn't really a special reason why I have so many other than the ones I mentioned earlier. I'm just a sucker for unusual liveries. Indeed I own only just over half the 23 models that have been produced anyway. Of these 19 have been made by Aeroclassics and the other four by Blue Box (although two were bizarre gold topped versions of the other pair).
Incidentally I have written about Peruvian airline several times on the avhistory blog showcasing some of these models. See the following posts:
The latest addition to the fleet has of course been the AeroPeru F27 from May 2021's releases. It's a great little model:
It certainly goes well with the 727-25 in the same scheme released last year:
Of course I've also either missed out on or made the decision not to acquire quite a few other Peruvian releases - some of which I regret not getting now. Here's a list of the other Peruvian releases in 400 scale, which I don't own:
These are the ones I really should have got:
Oh well you can't have everything!
Of course 32 models doesn't represent the full splendour of Peru's aviation history so there's plenty left to make.
Here are some I'd like to see:
Note the under-belly fairing on the L-1011 below:
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