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B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/32 B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2012 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear Scale 1/32
Set Number 32064 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Nicer/tougher gear for the HK Models kits Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $21.95

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.

This release is one of many landing gear sets available in 1/32 scale and is targeted for the HK Models 1/32 B-25 Mitchell kits. This set is a drop-in replacement for the kit's landing gear, though cast in white metal to provide stronger legs for your kit to stand upon. If you've been following the online discussions about how much ballast the kits will require to sit firmly on the nosegear, you'll definitely want to be thinking about metal landing gear struts. This set includes the main landing gear struts and their retraction arms, the nosegear strut and its retraction arm and a nice set of tie-down rings.

B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear

One nice aspect of aftermarket landing gear like these from SAC is that you can make the change anytime, even after the kit's gear buckles for whatever reason. Unlike an aftermarket cockpit or other details that need to be incorporated during construction, you can easily extract the old styrene gear and plug in these replacements once you've got them primed and painted. Of course you can plan ahead and use them during your build-up and avoid the problems in the first place.

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!