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P-3 Orion Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/72 P-3 Orion Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2010 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject P-3 Orion Landing Gear Scale 1/72
Set Number 72022 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Stronger 'drop-in' alternative to the kit landing gear 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.

P-3 Orion Landing Gear

This release is targeted for the Hasegawa 1/72 P-3 Orion kit. This set is a drop-in replacement for the kit's gear, though cast in white metal to provide stronger legs for your kit to stand upon. The set includes the two main gear strut assemblies, their retraction arms, as well as nose gear strut and its reatraction arm. This set will work in any of the Hasegawa P-3 releases including the EP-3 and the Revell/Germany boxing of this same kit.

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!