A-10 Replacement Landing Gear

Published: April 24th, 2013     
Parts Package
Parts Package
Reviewed by: Rod Lees - IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/48
Price: $16.99
Product / Stock #: 48217
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Once again, SAC continues its prolific output of gear to handle the loads on our models. This set is perfectly suited for an aircraft like the A-10, particularly with its offset nose gear leg and one-sided wheel yoke. The plastic version will fold or break over time; you may be fortunate enough not to have this happen, but why chance it?

Everything is a perfect fit. Main gear legs and the nose gear are duplicates (with crisp detail and more durable brake hoses - as you can see, the kit parts have a lot of flash on them). Note: This particular A-10 molding dates back to 1987; I first picked up one of these kits at the now-defunct downtown hobby shop in Montgomery, Alabama, while attending Squadron Officer School. That's how I remember when it came out, as I walked from the base to the shop every Saturday. Yeah, dumb, I put myself at risk, but modeling won out.

Anyway, I highly recommend SAC gear for our projects - strength, better fidelity and detail, and worth the extra cash. The now-traditional "well done" to SAC for yet another winner! Thanks to the foresight of our friend Russ at SAC for providing IPMS USA this set, and IPMS for sending it to me for review.

  • Comparison with kit parts (upper row)
    Comparison with kit parts (upper row)

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