SkyWestFan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 179 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8314 times:
I have had this on my mind for a great amount of time.
A few years ago (5 or 6) I had purchased a Continental Airlines A340 by Schabak. My question is: Considering this is a very accurate company and they wouldn't produce aircraft "that don't exist"; Did CO ever have interest in purchasing any A340s or is this just a fluke?
Northwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8236 times:
I believe CO was going to purchase the A340 but then backed out at the last second and went with Boeing on the 772. I am glad things went the way they did. BTW, good job on securing that model, it is tough to come by these days!
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8148 times:
Yes, Continental actually did placed an order for 7 A340-311s. 3 of the birds were built, then Bethue came on board, cancelled them & the planes were sold and delivered elsewhere. If you can find A340 line numbers 24, 35 & 37, those were the CO's birds. The last 4 were never assembled. Regards.
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Mark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7671 times:
Here's a funny thing, I also have a Kuwait 777-300 1/600 Schabak model, so I wouldn't use Schabak as a reference to what type of aircraft an airline uses. Although as already mentioned, CO did at one time have an order for A340's pre-Bethune.
Iowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7601 times:
I like Schabaak too, but they do occasionally like to make models when orders are placed and before they are actually delivered, or make other errors. The Continental A340 that you mentioned is one. A few others that I have or that you can/could order are/were:
TWA A-330 - order, I think of 20, was cancelled
Cathay Pacific A-330 - they operate it, but this model was only sold in the old CP paint scheme that was never painted on a 330.
KLM 747-300F - Titles say "Taking Things Furhter"
Saudia 777-200 - Offered in old color scheme.
I still like Schabaak and the others as well though...or basically anything with airplanes!
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7252 times:
Considering this is a very accurate company and they wouldn't produce aircraft "that don't exist"
LOL! That's a good one! I have been a Schabak collector since the late 1980's and have come cross a wide range of inaccuracies this company has produced. Iowa744fan has already listed a few of them, but this is only the tip of an iceberg.
SAS Cargo B737-600 anyone?
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Miamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4737 times:
I swear I saw an A340 in CO new colors a few years back on one of the magazines, probably Airliners. Was that an actual photo or one of those altered pictures? It seemed too real to be altered though..
CXA340 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 51 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4273 times:
I have that CO A340 model too! I keep it here at my desk at work to play with whenever things get stressful (it's joined by a Virgin A340, Eastern L-1011, United 747-400, United 767-200, Boeing 757-200, Concorde, and Delta MD-80).
Tjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2617 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4205 times:
I own a Wooster Continental 767-300. Ordered, but never delivered to CO.
I know PAC-MIN makes models for the manufacturers so the brass at the airlines can see what their livery would look like on an aircraft they may be considering purchasing. PAC-MIN's are beautiful, but expensive!
I recall seeing a PAC-MIN Continental MD-11 that some lucky devil got a hold of.
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Egtravel From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3657 times:
I also have a CO 767-300...don't remember the model company, but I bought it about 8-9 years ago at our company store (when we were McDonnell Douglas and could get logo models...unlike now, just the Boeing colors for all model types).