Scale Aircraft Conversions 48127: Lockheed U-2 Landing Gear
PRICE: $14.95 MSRP
FOR: Hawk, Testors, Italeri 1/48 kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal.

While by no means a new kit, it is one that Scale Aircraft Conversions has produced a replacement metal set for. The Testors U-2 was originally a Hawk kit back in its U-2A days and was later modified to the U-2C version and also boxed by Italeri. This set includes a new main gear strut, new nose gear strut, a landing light assembly and two outrigger struts. 

The parts are 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.

April 2011

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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