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B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/48 B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2009 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject B-25 Mitchell Landing Gear Scale 1/48
Set Number 48007 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Nicer/tougher gear for the Accurate Miniatures kits Cons None noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $16.95

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 one of more than 60 landing gear sets available in 1/48 scale and is targeted for the Accurate Miniatures releases of the 1/48 B-25 Mitchell. These nice castings are drop-in replacements for the Accurate Miniatures kits and will provide a sturdy set of legs for your completed model. This set will work with any of the Accurate Miniatures releases includng the glass-nosed B-25B/C/D, the canon-nosed B-25G and the PBJ. These will also work in the Italeri 1/48 B-25 kits as these are reboxed Accurate Miniatures kits. If you are looking for landing gear for the Monogram B-25H or J kits, you'll want SAC's set 48055.

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!