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F-111 Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/48 F-111 Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2010 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject F-111 Landing Gear Scale 1/48
Set Number 48074 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Nicer/tougher gear for the Academy kits Cons None noted
Skill Level Intermediate 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.

F-111 Landing Gear

This release is one of more than 70 landing gear sets available in 1/48 scale and is targeted for the Academy 1/48 F-111 kits. According to Scale Aircraft Conversions, this set was deisgned by Stephen Thrum, owner of ScaleDown Model Accessories and produced with licensed permission. The metal nose gear bay is a drop-in fit for any of the 'vark releases from Academy and provides 55 grams of ballast to the nose. This set will work in all of Academy's releases from the F-111A to the F-111G/FB-111A. If you're looking for updated landing gear for the HobbyBoss kits, look here.

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!