SAAB J32 Lansen Gear Set

Published on
May 1, 2023
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Base Kit
1:72 Tarangus/Special Hobby, Heller models
Provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions - Website: Visit Site

The Item

If you want to bring your 1:72 scale SAAB J32 Lansen model kit to the next level, this excellent white metal cast detail set is just the thing for you. This 5-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 Tarangus/Special Hobby, Heller models

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 SAAB J32 Lansen model.

The Subject

The SAAB J32 Lansen was a Swedish fighter and attack aircraft that was in service from the mid-1950s until the late 1990s. It was designed and built by the Swedish aerospace company SAAB, and was one of the first aircraft to be designed and built entirely in Sweden.

The J32 Lansen was designed as a multirole aircraft, capable of performing both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. It was powered by a single Svenska Flygmotor RM6B turbojet engine, which gave it a top speed of around 1,200 km/h (745 mph) and a service ceiling of around 15,000 meters (49,000 feet).

The J32 Lansen was armed with a variety of weapons, including four 30 mm ADEN cannon and a variety of bombs, rockets, and missiles for ground attack missions. It was also equipped with a powerful radar system for air-to-air combat and ground mapping.

The J32 Lansen was in service with the Swedish Air Force for over four decades, and saw combat in a number of conflicts, including the Congo Crisis in the 1960s. It was eventually replaced by the SAAB JAS 39 Gripen in the late 1990s.

Today, a small number of J32 Lansens are preserved in museums and private collections around the world. They are a testament to the ingenuity and skill of SAAB's engineers and designers, and to the important role that the J32 Lansen played in Swedish aviation history.

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


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