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B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/72 B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2011 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear Scale 1/72
Set Number 72010 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Stronger 'drop-in' alternative to the kit landing gear, innovative nose ballast to help get the model from being a 'tail sitter' Cons None noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $14.95

 

 

First Look

Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) produces an impressive array of white metal replacement landing gear for a variety of models. Some of these sets correct different issues that appeared in production kits, while others are simple common sense replacements to have stronger landing gear on your model.

B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear

This release is targeted for the Hasegawa 1/72 B-25 Mitchell kits. This set is a nicely done enhancement that not only provides stronger landing gear for your kit, it also replaces the forward and rear cockpit bulkheads, the nose compartment access crawlway, nose compartment seat and floor, and the nosewheel, all with white metal parts. Why is this good? Ballast! The metal parts will help shift the center of gravity of the model forward so it doesn't sit on its tail.

You can obtain SAC landing gear from your favorite hobby retailer or online hobby shop. If your retailer can't get these for you and you can't this set at your favorite online retailer, then you can get quick service from Scale Aircraft Conversions directly.

My sincere thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for this review sample!

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