No room for a nice big AF Caravelle eh? Just kidding
As I’ve said more than once in my years on here, it’s easy to forget that these large scale display models were conceived purely as advertising aids for the airlines and certain aircraft manufacturers. These beauties are not normally full scale super detailed replicas, there are plastic kits for that. Some of these models really ‘earnt their keep’ especially in the travel agencies. In the case of the larger models they would sometimes be moved from one agency or airport to another by the airline on a frequent basis, to tie in with advertising campaigns, exhibitions etc. It’s easy to imagine how antennas and fragile detailing would soon be gone on these types of model, and of course over time, in most cases it’s been the metal models that have survived the best.