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F-15E Eagle Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/48 F-15E Eagle Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2010 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject F-15E Eagle Landing Gear Scale 1/48
Set Number 48071 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Nicer/tougher gear for the Revell kit 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.

F-15E Eagle Landing Gear

This release is one of more than 70 landing gear sets available in 1/48 scale and is targeted for the Revell 1/48 F-15E Eagle. The Revell kit is currently the best 1/48 Strike Eagle on the market and it is only right that Scale Aircraft Conversions release this nice white metal gear set for the aircraft. This set is a drop-in replacement for the kit gear, but will provide you with tougher struts, especially if you take your Mudhen to show at contests.

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!