P-39/P-400 Landing Gear

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Scale
1/48
MSRP
$15.00
Product / Stock #
48181
Base Kit
Hasegawa 1/48 P-39 Airacobra
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Parts Packaging

SAC continues its prolific output of gear to handle the loads on our models. Thanks to Russ at SAC for providing IPMS/USA this set, and IPMS for sending it to me for review!

This is yet another drop-fit set designed for the Hasegawa P-39/P-400, an aircraft that can use it – metal replacements on a long nose-gear-legged bird…particularly true if you choose to put weight in the nose (and the P-39 needs it) to keep the aircraft sitting on all three tires.

Everything was a perfect fit. Main gear legs fit tightly into the square attachment points. The nose gear slid into place as easily; the actuating ram was from the kit in plastic, but it all went where it needed to, and I have no complaints. One thing I really like about metal gear is the ability to expand parts and attachment points to fit around trunnion lugs and fittings, and then squeeze them together to help hold them in place.

Also included are side-actuating links; as I look at the pictures, I did not include them in the build. But they will be used. I was so happy the main gear fit into the sockets so well that I neglected them. Oops.

The best part…now I don’t have the concern of collapsing gear within a year after I finish the model. Highly recommended and a well done to SAC for yet another winner!

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