Scale Aircraft Conversions 48175: F6F Hellcat  Landing Gear
PRICE: $14.95 MSRP
FOR: Hobby Boss 1/48 Kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

This Scale Aircraft Conversions set is for the Hobby Boss 1/48 F6F Hellcat. Despite what looks like a pretty simple gear in photos, the Hellcat landing gear is actually a bit more complex. This set includes main gear legs, retraction struts and oleo scissors. For the tail wheel there is the main gear assembly, a side assembly and the tail wheel fork assembly. As I always show what comes in the box, you will notice that this set has a few pour lines still attached. These simply pull away. 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.

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

May 2012

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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