Metal Landing Gear for B-17G

Published: April 6th, 2017     
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Metal parts
Reviewed by: 
Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/72
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $14.95
Product / Stock #: 72136

Thanks to Ross at SAC for sending us improved metal landing gear for the new tool 1/72 Airfix B-17G, and thanks also to IPMS USA leadership for sending it to me....

Another of SAC's expansive line of white metal upgrades to the basic kit plastic! The set consists of six parts: Two set of main gear struts, two extension support struts, and two-part tail gear for the kit.

Not much to say here; build your kit, leave off the kit gear, and install the SAC gear. Paint, add the painted wheels and tires, and you are done.

The mains are simply dropped in place with superglue, and the side supports glued to the other extension side support. Same process with the tail gear; the main offset axle and mount are cemented with superglue to the other side strut, and installed in the tail gear well.

The offset tail gear strut on the fortress makes this an attractive package, as the tail strut on these small models frequently fails. The metal takes the stress, and the same can be said for the main gear.

Highest ratings for this set, and much thanks to Ross and his crew for filling this modeling niche, and IPMS USA for the forum to review such items...

  • Metal landing gear installed in nacelle
    Metal landing gear installed in nacelle
  • Metal landing gear installed in nacelle
    Metal landing gear installed in nacelle
  • Metal landing gear installed in nacelle
    Metal landing gear installed in nacelle
  • Metal landing gear installed in nacelle
    Metal landing gear installed in nacelle
  • Tail gear installed in fuselage
    Tail gear installed in fuselage