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SM.79 Sparviero Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/48 SM.79 Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2011 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject SM.79 Sparviero Landing Gear Scale 1/48
Set Number 48122 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Rugged enhancement for the Trumpeter kit Cons None noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $19.95

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.

SM.79 Sparviero Landing Gear

This release is targeted for the Trumpeter 1/48 SM.79 Sparviero kit. This set provides replacement main gear struts, retraction arms and that large tail wheel strut and fork. This set is a drop-in replacement for the Trumpeter kit landing gear and you'll have a stronger alternative to hold up that model. This set can be adapted to work with the Classic Airframes kit if you want to do a little tweaking.

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!