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  Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M3 Riesen "Zero" Fighter - 261 Navy Squadron ("Tora" Squadron), 1942 (1:48 Scale)
Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M3 Riesen Zero Fighter - 261 Navy Squadron (Tora Squadron)

Marushin Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M3 Riesen 'Zero' Fighter - 261 Navy Squadron ('Tora' Squadron), 1942




 
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Product Code: MARS003

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Marushin MARS003 Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M3 Riesen "Zero" Fighter - 261 Navy Squadron ("Tora" Squadron), 1942 (1:48 Scale) "We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is insufferable."
- Japanese Emperor Hirohito speaking to the Japanese people after the atomic bombings, August 1945

The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a light-weight carrier-based fighter aircraft employed by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945.

It is universally known as Zero from its Japanese Navy designation, Type 0 Carrier Fighter (Rei shiki Kanjo sentoki), taken from the last digit of the Imperial year 2600 (1940), when it entered service. In Japan it was unofficially referred to as both Rei-sen and Zero-sen. The official Allied code name was Zeke (Hamp for the A6M3 model 32 variant); while this was in keeping with standard practice of giving boys' names to fighters, it is not definitively known if this was chosen for its similarity to "Zero".

A combination of excellent maneuverability and very long range made it one of the best fighters of its era. In early service the Zero gained a legendary reputation, outclassing its contemporaries. Later, design weaknesses and the increasing scarcity of more powerful aircraft engines meant that the Zero became less effective against newer fighters.

Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of an Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M3 Riesen "Zero" fighter that was attached to the 261 Navy Squadron ("Tora" Squadron) during 1942. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 9 inches
Length: 7-1/4 inches

Release Date: October 2008

Features
  • Diecast metal construction
  • Sliding canopy
  • Spinning propeller
  • Landing gear can be displayed in flight or in landed configuration
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand
  • Some assembly required

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