He 111H-3/6/16 Landing Gear

Published: June 11th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: 
Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $17.95
Product / Stock #: 48354

This is a white metal landing gear set is to for the ICM 1/48 HE 111 H3 aircraft.

The white metal parts are very good and have better-defined details than the original kit parts. They are a very good replacement for the already well details kit parts. The advantage is these white metal parts will provide more strength and last longer than the kit parts.

The parts include the rear wheel parts that replace part numbers D1-2, D1-10, and D2-11. With this assembly, you must drill out the location slot in the main strut to accept the part that replaces the D2-11.

The two main gear struts components replace part numbers D2-3, D2-4, C9, and C7 for subassembly 108. D2-5, D2-2, C9, and C7 for subassembly 109. The part number C54 is also replaced with white metal parts. The assembly is a bit difficult but with patience and care makes for a great replacement for the main landing gear legs.

The parts are well cast; you do need to sand off the few cast seams and metal pour points. The parts were a perfect fit to the existing mount and were easy to assemble.

I recommend these parts are a great addition to an already extremely well-detailed kit.

Thanks go to Scale Aircraft Conversions for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

  • SAC set parts contents
    SAC set parts contents
  • Comparison with kit tail gear
    Comparison with kit tail gear
  • Main gear parts
    Main gear parts
  • Finished main gear assembly
    Finished main gear assembly
  • Finished main gear assembly
    Finished main gear assembly
  • Finished main gear assembly
    Finished main gear assembly
  • Finished main gear assembly
    Finished main gear assembly