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B-52 Stratofortress Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/72 B-52 Stratofortress Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2011 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject B-52 Stratofortress Landing Gear Scale 1/72
Set Number 72027 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Stronger 'drop-in' alternative to the kit landing gear 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.

B-52 Stratofortress Landing Gear

This release is targeted for the Monogram classic 1/72 B-52 Stratofortress kits. 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. If ever there was a kit that could use metal legs, this is that kit. This set will work with either release of the Monogram kit - the B-52D bomber or the B-52A/B NASA aircraft with the X-15 (due to be reissued again in the near future). This set will not work with the AMT/ERTL B-52G/H kits without a lot of modifications.

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!