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U-2 Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/48 U-2 Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2011 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject U-2 Landing Gear & Struts Scale 1/48
Set Number 48127 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Rugged enhancement for the Italeri kit Cons None noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $14.95

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.

U-2 Landing Gear

This release is targeted for the Italeri 1/48 U-2 kits. This set provides replacement fore and aft gear struts, landing light frame, and the outrigger struts. This set is a drop-in replacement for the Italeri kit landing gear and you'll have a stronger alternative to hold up that model. This kit will work with any of the Italeri 1/48 U-2R, U-2S, TR-1 releases as well as the Testors boxings of the Italeri kits as well.

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!