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1/48 JAS 39 C/D conversion

Product # K7243 for Italeri kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Apr 10 2012

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This new resin conversion set by Maestro Models Conversions give you  a complete highly detailed tail section with APU and two main wheels.  The C/D version of the Gripen was fitted with an APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) and it was also fitted with larger wheels.  The APU made this aircraft less reliant on ground power units equipment.  


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This set will require you to remove the tail section from the Italeri kit and CA glue this tail piece into place.  There is a lip on this resin tail to reinforce the joint between this resin tail and the plastic fuselage.  Detail on this resin tail is exceptional with recessed panel lines and quite well done vent detail.  This tail is hollow so it weighs less than the kit tail which will help to avoid it being a tail dragger.

This is a well done set that is an excellent choice for building an accurate Gripen C/D.

You can buy this set directly from Maestro Models.

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford

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