Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon II Landing Gear Set

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Scale
1:48
MSRP
$19.99
Product / Stock #
48417
Base Kit
Dora Wings Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon II 48041
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The Item

If you want to bring your 1:48 scale Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon II Aircraft model kit to the next level, this excellent white metal cast detail set is just the thing for you. This 14-piece complete gear set with struts not only provides sturdy, fully detailed parts replacements, but they are specifically designed to fit the attachment points of the Dora Wings model.

Remove the parts from the casting stubs so as to avoid bending them. As with other SAC sets, there are minimal casting seams on the parts that will need to be removed. Simple scraping, filing, or sanding makes for easy clean-up. After removal from the casting stubs, the parts can be carefully polished with a rotary tool brush, then primed and painted. Because of their malleable nature the parts can be gently bent for a proper profile and perfect fit

All-in-all this set will definitely enhance the appearance of your Dora Wings Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon II Trainer.

The Subject

The Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon II was a scout and advanced trainer aircraft used by the United States Navy during World War II. It was derived from the civilian CW-22 design, which was also sold to several foreign air forces1. The aircraft was built by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation and was operated by the United States Navy as a scout trainer with the designation SNC-1 Falcon1.

The SNC-1 Falcon had a crew of two and was powered by a Wright R-975 Whirlwind air-cooled radial engine1. The aircraft was armed with two machine guns, one fixed1. The SNC-1 Falcon was also exported to the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force, Turkey, and South America1. The aircraft had retractable tailwheel landing gear, with the main gear retracting rearward into underwing fairings1.

The prototype CW-A22 Falcon was used as a company demonstrator and is one of four of the type still in existence1. The SNC-1 Falcon is on display at the U.S. Navy’s National Museum of Naval Aviation, at NAS Pensacola, Florida1.

Thanks go to Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) for providing this set and to IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

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