Spitfire Mk II, Vb, VI Landing Gear

Published: November 26th, 2013     
Parts Package
Parts Package
Reviewed by: 
Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $17.95
Product / Stock #: 32075

Scale Aircraft Conversions has produced replacement gear for the Hasegawa 1/32 Spitfire Mk II, Vb, VI kits.  The gear strut attachment points will also match up with the Revell I/II kit, and perhaps some others with the same wing tooling.  I have reviewed several of these sets, and have purchased a few more on my own, because in all cases, they have been superior to the kit items.

The white metal replacements are a clean drop-in for the kits plastic parts.  The supplied items include two main gear struts and braces, and one tail gear assembly.  Also included are white metal tires.  The tires are a significant improvement in detail over the kit tires, which are devoid of any tread pattern.  The SAC tires also have tread and improved rim/lug detailing.

A side by side evaluation (see photo) indicates an identical strut replacement that should provide a greater strength assembly with a significantly improved weight capacity and abuse tolerance.  The kit's wheel/strut joint utilizes the inside wheel face to a blank, whereas the SAC joint uses a more typical pin/hole joint from strut to wheel.  In some cases, painting may not be necessary.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to the Scale Aircraft Conversions and IPMS-USA for the opportunity to review this item.

  • SAC parts
    SAC parts
  • Comparison with kit parts
    Comparison with kit parts

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