|FOR:||Kitty Hawk 1/48 kit|
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
This Scale Aircraft Conversions set is for the recent Kitty Hawk 1/48 Jaguar. While some might wonder if it fits the Airfix/Heller kit, I would say 'probably not without some work'. As the Jaguar is one of those planes designed to operate from unimproved landing strips, it has a rather complex landing gear. SAC duplicates that perfectly with a beefy two part main gear leg and a single nose strut. All the myriad of retraction struts is included with this set. The two small bars just below the lower half of the main gear legs are probably sprue bits that came adrift from the center pairs of longer struts. This set is a direct replacement for the one that comes in the kit.
The gear is quite sturdy, and all one needs to do is clean up the mold seams, paint things and install them. As is the norm, some of the thin pieces may be a tad bent, but will straighten up quite easily.
You can order these direct at http://www.scaleaircraftconversions.com if your local hobby shop or favorite on-line retailer does not stock them.
Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.
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