Scale Aircraft Conversions 72031: Tu-160 Nose Gear
PRICE: $14.95 MSRP
FOR: Trumpeter 1/72 kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal.

Though the Trumpeter 1/72 Tu-160 Blackjack has been out for a while, this is the first metal gear accessory I've seen for it. Scale Aircraft Conversions has this nose gear set for this quite large aircraft that consists of the main strut, retraction strut, retraction shock and three other bits I cannot identify as I don't have this particular kit. 

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.

June 2011

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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