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B-24 Liberator Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/72 B-24 Liberator Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2011 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject B-24 Liberator Landing Gear Scale 1/72
Set Number 72009 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Stronger 'drop-in' alternative to the kit landing gear, innovative nose ballast to help get the model from being a 'tail sitter' 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-24 Liberator Landing Gear

This release is targeted for the Hasegawa any of their 1/72 B-24 Liberator kits. This set is a nicely done enhancement that not only provides stronger landing gear for your kit, it also replaces the forward and rear cockpit bulkheads, cockpit floor, and the nose compartment floor all with white metal parts. Why is this good? Ballast! The metal parts will help shift the center of gravity of the model forward so it doesn't sit on its tail.

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!