Air France A320 Retrojet by Phoenix Models
Phoenix Models Part Number: PH4AFR439
I can't imagine that every box that comes off the line for Phoenix gets the exact same amount of care and attention. While I always have felt there are more ways that manufacturers can add value to both the model and the box via the box, I think that Phoenix is the leader in its designs, basic as they may be.
As I will explain later, the most stunning feature of this livery is the crisp pin-stripe that runs through the middle of the navy cheat-line along the windows of the aircraft. It is very nicely included on the packaging as well and highlights what can be done in 1/400. Great Box!
From what I can tell, the last time this aircraft was spotted was back in 2014. Some time after decommissioning, it was still in the early stages of being taken apart (Still wearing its special paint). Special thanks to Joshua Ruppert at Jetphotos. He may have one of the only photos of this plane in the scrap yard based on my broad albeit short research.