Scale Aircraft Conversions 48122: SM.79 landing gear
PRICE: $19.95 MSRP
FOR: Trumpeter 1/48 kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

This very beefy set of gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions is for the infrequently seen Trumpeter 1/48 Savoia-Marchetti SM79 'Sparviero'. In addition to the two main legs per side, this set includes the large retraction struts and the braces in between the gear legs. As an bonus, the set includes a new tail wheel strut. 

The gear is quite well cast and all one needs to do is clean up the mold seams, paint things and install them in place as they are direct replacements for the kit parts. It is not uncommon for cast metal bits to be a bit bent but some careful straightening out will bring them into line once again.

You can order these direct at if your local hobby shop does not stock them.

March 2011

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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