SET: Scale Aircraft Conversions 48048: B-17 Landing Gear
PRICE: $16.95 MSRP
FOR: Revell-Monogram kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

This particular set is designed for the 1/48 Revell/Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress kit. This is a rather hefty set as the B-17 was a pretty hefty aircraft. Like other sets, this one is a direct replacement for the kit landing gear and includes the main struts, various attachment links and a new tail wheel and strut assembly.

The gear is quite sturdy and all one needs to do is clean up the mold seams, paint things and install them. As you can see from the image, the casting is first rate. Don't sweat getting thinner bits that are a bit bent. By slowly working them back into position, they are as good as new. It is one of the realities of cast white metal that we all come across.

You can order these direct at if your local hobby shop or favorite on-line retailer does not stock them.

October 2009

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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