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Mitsubishi J2M Raiden 

Landing Gear





S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: TK48044 - Mitsubishi J2M Raiden "Jack" Landing Gear (for Hasegawa)
Scale: 1/48
Price: US$12.99
Contents and Media: 3 pieces in "lost wax" cast brass
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful detail; hydraulic lines and attachments cast on; includes tailwheel assembly
Disadvantages: Might be considered expensive for size
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions




Teknics' "Lost Wax" cast brass undercarriage legs are beautiful to behold. The photographs simply do not do them justice.

This set for Hasegawa's 1/48 scale "Jack" is relatively simple but is an undoubted improvement over the kit parts. The hydraulic lines draped along the main gear legs look great. The inclusion of the tailwheel assembly (a single part with the tiny wheel cast integrally as part of the gear leg and fairing) is a nice little bonus.

My only criticism is that US$12.99 might be considered expensive for a relatively simple set of gear legs. Then again, maybe it is just my ongoing suffering under the Australian dollar that is colouring my opinion!

These replacement gear legs will be a great addition to your Hasegawa "Jack". 

Now when is Teknics going to produce a correctly dimensioned set of gear legs to replace the short items on the Tamiya 1/48 scale Fw 190 kits?


Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample

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Review and Image Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Page Created 01 February, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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