SET: Scale Aircraft Conversions 48053: Mirage III Landing Gear
PRICE: $16.95 MSRP
FOR: Eduard kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

This particular set is one that should be well received. It is designed for the 1/48 Eduard Mirage IIIC, but no reason why it couldn't be adapted for other 1/48 Mirage III kits as the gear was the same in them all. The set is quite complete and includes not only the main and nose gear, but also the main gear retraction struts and a separate oleo scissors piece for the main gear. Like all SAC castings, it  is a direct replacement for the kit items.

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.

November 2009

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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