Scale Aircraft Conversions 48179: F9F Panther  Landing Gear
PRICE: $14.95 MSRP
FOR: Trumpeter 1/48 Kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

This Scale Aircraft Conversions set is for the Trumpeter 1/49 F9F Panther. It is a pretty basic set that includes the nose gear leg and bulkhead along with the oleo scissors. The main gear have their retraction struts as well. I am going to assume that the hockey stick shaped bits are for the wing fold, a nice addition as these bits are often pretty weak on plastic kits. These are direct replacements for the kit parts.

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.

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June 2012

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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