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This product was added to our database on Saturday 5 May 2018.
Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1: 48 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 48, ISBN/Box HA8802, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster
1/48 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Canopy slides open.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear is fully retractable and can be displayed up or down.
Propeller is metal.
Extremely sought after by collectors.
The A6M entered service in 1940 and became known as the Zero because of the Japanese
designation of Type 0 Carrier Fighter. The Zero technology was years ahead of any other fighter
and had no problem clearing the skies of opposing aircraft. There were numerous variants of the
Zero including the folding wing A6M2 Model 21 designed for carrier operations. The A6M2 was
the most produced Japanese aircraft of WWII. As the war went on the Model 21 would be the
Zero variant that most Allied pilots would encounter.
On November 26, 1941 two Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2B Zero fighters became disoriented and
landed on a beach in China and were captured. One aircraft was badly damaged but V-172 serial
3372, built October 21, 1941 only had minor damage. It was taken away, repaired, painted and
marked as P-5016 of the Chinese Air Force. This was the first intact Zero captured by Chinese
forces. Later the aircraft was transported to the U.S. and marked with USAAF markings and code
EB-2 (later EB-200) on the tail, Zero 3372 and later mysteriously vanished.
Specifications A6M2 Model 21 Type 0
Production Of All Zero Types Almost 10, 500
Crew 1 Pilot
Length 29.72 ft (9.06 m)
Wingspan 39 ft 4.4 in (12 m)
Height 10 ft (3.05 m)
Weight Empty 3,703.7 lb (1,680 kg)
Power Plant 1 X Nakajima Sakae 12 Producing 925 HP
Speed 331 mph (533 km/h)
Ceiling 33,792.5 ft (10,300 m)
Range 1,044 miles (1,680 km)
2 X 7.7 mm Type 97 Machine Guns On Upper Fuselage Firing Through A Synchronized Propeller
2 X 20 mm Type 99 Cannon Wing-Mounted
2 X External 132 lb (60 kg) Bombs
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