Rather than whip out an enormous wishlist of A340s this list is a lot more focused. There have been a lot of good A340s made by the likes of Aviation400, JC Wings, Aeroclassics, Panda and Phoenix. At the same time 66 (so over 1/5th) of releases have been on the obsolete Dragon Wings A340 (not their best mould) and 21 used the old seamed Gemini Jets mould. Herpa / Hogan have made another 12, which means that 99 of the 267 A340-300s made are on poor castings.
The same goes for the A340-200. There have been 45 models but 14 are from Dragon. So in the name of diversity I have come up with this wishlist so hopefully we don't just get more Air China (15 models made), Lufthansa (18 models made) and Virgin (12 models made).
Here I have picked out 14 A340-300s and 6 A340-200s that have either never been made in the scale or deserve to be remade because they have been produced to date exclusively on poor moulds.
Airbus House Clrs (Not made)
Air Jamaica (Made only by Herpa, Dragon and Gemini)
Air Lanka (Made only by Dragon)
âAir Mauritius (Only made by Dragon)
Air Namibia (Not made)
Austrian Airlines (Not made)
BWIA (Only made by Dragon & Gemini)
Gulf Air (Only made by Dragon)
Gulf Air 50th Anniversary (Only made by Dragon and Gemini)
Jet Airways (Only made by Gemini)
Kuwait Airways (Only made by Hogan)
Lan Chile (Only made by Aeroclassics - but very poorly)
Sabena (Not made)
âHouse Colours (Not made)
Aerolineas Argentinas (Not made)
Air Bourbon (Not made)
Air Europa (Not made)
Egyptair (Only made by Dragon)
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