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Old 06-11-2019, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Air France A 340-300 B models

The last Inflight A 340-300 has just landed.
A very good model that I strongly recommend.

It is true that the dihedral of the stabilizer is a bit too pronounced but it is by far the best die cast A 340 ever produced.

The old Hogan plastic model is very good too and has a place of its own among my other models.

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A beautiful swan. IMO, Airbus's greatest heavy ever made.
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Admittedly I am not much of an Airbus fan, but I have to say there is something about the A340-200 and -300 that attracts me. It just looks right.
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Admittedly I am not much of an Airbus fan, but I have to say there is something about the A340-200 and -300 that attracts me. It just looks right.
Maybe because its design is quite similar to Boeing's? Just saying....

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Maybe because its design is quite similar to Boeing's? Just saying....

I know, I like 4 engines, it just looks right on the wings. But that -600 just doesn't look right, it's way too long. (And yeah, I was never too high with the stretched DC-8's either)
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Very nice Jean-Pierre, I am thinking about buying this beauty, I still have the gemini release from some years ago but this one shall be better. Do you also have the gemini for comparison?
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Maybe because its design is quite similar to Boeing's? Just saying....


I know this was said, I guess, tongue-in-cheek, but what Boeing is an A340 quite similar in design to?
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Correct, the only wide bodied four engine airplane from Boeing is the 747. There is no boeing comparible to the looks of the A340. It has the typical Airbus nose as on the A300, 310 and 330.
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Wide body, skinny body, long body, short body, anybody, somebody, who cares. It looks like a friggin' Boeing. Let it go.

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nice JP heaps of AF coming to you this year. Excellent mate
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Wide body, skinny body, long body, short body, anybody, somebody, who cares. It looks like a friggin' Boeing. Let it go.

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I have few A330's/340's of this new mould, have to admit is the best around. Thanks for sharing.
Just wondering JP, how many aircraft are in your AF fleet?

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How come the A330/340 share the same wingspan even though the need for 4 engines are null on the 330? And also, the nacelles are so close to the fuselage on the 330 making their length look even more exaggerated? Enquiring minds want to know...
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Very nice Jean-Pierre, I am thinking about buying this beauty, I still have the gemini release from some years ago but this one shall be better. Do you also have the gemini for comparison?
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No I don't.
Hoping for some improvements of the model I did not buy it.

The Gemini model sits too high on its landing dear and if I remember well, I was not too happy with the wing flex / dihedral.
The wing tips being too high above the ground.

If you are not running out of space, you won't be disappointed with the Inflight model.

Another A340, F-GLZA, was released by Inflight some weeks ago with the previous barcode livery.

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I have few A330's/340's of this new mould, have to admit is the best around. Thanks for sharing.
Just wondering JP, how many aircraft are in your AF fleet?

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I have 100 AF models from 1933, creation of AF, to today.
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I love my collection, it tells the story of my airline.

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Hello Modestos.

I have 100 AF models from 1933, creation of AF, to today.
Some of them are custom made.

I love my collection, it tells the story of my airline.

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Fantastic, My classic American Airlines fleet counts 53 models and my Swissair 51, 44 for Olympic, Cathay 40 and ANA 39, olso another 20 smaller collections......keep collecting.

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How come the A330/340 share the same wingspan even though the need for 4 engines are null on the 330? And also, the nacelles are so close to the fuselage on the 330 making their length look even more exaggerated? Enquiring minds want to know...
For what I know, this was done to cut developping costs. The A330 and 340 were developped simultanious hence the wings are the same. The engine postitions on the A330 is the same as the inner engines on the 340. Originally the A340 was devellopped for long haul and the 330 for medium range. Now the A330 has outlived the 340 and has a much longer range.

If someone can add to this then youre welcome to do so
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No I don't.
Hoping for some improvements of the model I did not buy it.

The Gemini model sits too high on its landing dear and if I remember well, I was not too happy with the wing flex / dihedral.
The wing tips being too high above the ground.

If you are not running out of space, you won't be disappointed with the Inflight model.

Another A340, F-GLZA, was released by Inflight some weeks ago with the previous barcode livery.

Jean Pierre.

Thank you. Am seriously thinking of replacing the gemini for the inflight.
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