Scale Aircraft Conversions | 24007: P-47 Thunderbolt Landing Gear (Kinetic)

Reviewed by Ray Peterson

A recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is this new accessory set for the Kinetic (or Vintage Fighter Series) 1/24th P-47 kits. The set includes the main landing gear and the tail gear.

This set is simply meant to be a direct replacement for the kit’s plastic landing gear, providing the modeler the option to go with white metal instead of plastic. It is nice to see some aftermarket for this rather ignored kit and ignored scale. Scissor links and actuators are also supplied in white metal.

Casting quality looks very good with little flash and only a slight molding seam. Some parts may need to be carefully bent to correct alignment but due to the nature of the white metal this is not difficult.

I still am not happy with the softness of the alloy used. However, the gear of the 1/24th P-47 is quite substantial in diameter so the SAC gear will not bend as easy as it does in smaller scale kits. So I am confident it should hold up well. Nor do I expect the SAC gear to sag over time.

Recommended as a quick and relatively low-priced replacement for the kit gear.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

© Ray Peterson 2016

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This review was published on Monday, April 18 2016; Last modified on Tuesday, April 19 2016