Ju-87 Stuka Landing Gear

Published: September 24th, 2012     
Detail Packaging
Detail Packaging
Reviewed by: Eric Christianson - IPMS# 42218
Scale: 1/32
Price: $18.00
Product / Stock #: 32067
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

The Parts:

This product contains 8 white metal parts that replace kit parts L18 and L21 (tail gear components) and L9/L10 + L11/L12 + L5/L6 + L23/L24 (main gear components). All parts are used and completely replace the kit parts.

Assembly:

Assembly using the SAC white metal parts is straightforward and simpler than the parts they replace, mainly since the main struts are single piece affairs, unlike the kit parts (see photograph comparing the two).

Conclusion:

While the Trumpeter kit provides nicely detailed landing gear, they will not have the strength inherent in Scale Aircraft Conversion's sturdy, white metal replacements, and this aircraft is big and heavy. I've used SAC parts before and they take paint and adhesive perfectly and look great. Even though the main gear on the Stuka will normally be covered up by the ubiquitous wheel pants, the tail gear remains prominent. My Ju-87B-2 build is on my short list and I am looking forward to using these replacements. I highly recommend this SAC product, especially if you will be doing a big Stuka without the main gear pants.

I would like to thank SAC for supplying the parts for review and to IPMS for giving me the opportunity to review them.

  • Comparison with kit parts
    Comparison with kit parts

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