Mirage III-V Landing Gear (PJ Productions)

Published: May 15th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: Steve Collins - IPMS# 33811
Scale: 1/72
Price: $13.95
Product / Stock #: 72096
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions, or SAC, make replacement landing gear for a wide variety of aircraft, in all the major scales. They are cast in white metal, which is stronger than the kit's plastic pieces. To quote the company's website, "Some sets consist of the main gear only while others include the nose gear, tail gear and/or adjacent related components. Some inaccuracies in the original kit gear have been corrected but the mounting points remain identical to the factory parts."

This set is made to replace the parts for PJ Productions' Mirage III and V kits. After comparing the parts to various Mirage kits I have, they seem to match more closely to the High Planes injected kits rather than the PJ resin Mirage I have. The High Planes kits are actually made in conjunction with PJ Productions now, so that may be where the difference lies. The SAC parts will stand up to handling better than the kit parts, allowing a certain amount of adjustment if necessary during installation. The nose gear leg is made differently than the kit's parts are. The lower part of the leg, the steerable part, is made as one separate piece by SAC, whereas the gear leg in the kit has the entire nose gear leg split into two pieces. I think the SAC part will be better to work with, also allowing the nose wheel to be posed as you wish.

These are well-made parts that should be drop-in replacements. Thanks to SAC for providing the set for review and to IPMS/USA for allowing me to review it.

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    SAC Parts
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    Kit Masn Gear
  • Kit Nose Gear
    Kit Nose Gear

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