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  Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M2 Fighter - Captain Yoshio Shiga, 105 Squadron, Aircraft Carrier Kaga (1:48 Scale)
Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M2 Fighter - Captain Yoshio Shiga, 105 Squadron, Aircraft Carrier Kaga

Marushin Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M2 Fighter - Captain Yoshio Shiga, 105 Squadron, Aircraft Carrier Kaga




 
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Product Code: MARS018

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Marushin MARS018 Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M2 Fighter - Captain Yoshio Shiga, 105 Squadron, Aircraft Carrier Kaga (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 A6M2 fighter that was piloted by Captain Yoshio Shiga, who was attached to 105 Squadron, then embarked upon the aircraft carrier Kaga. 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

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.


  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M5 Type 0 Mode July 19, 2011
Reviewer: Collin Riley from Vancouver, WA United States  
Your delivery service and product prep is second to none. (However, the name of the model and the description on the web page is incorrect. I made sure I was getting the correct model, which is the Murashin #S018 A6M2 Zeke Mitsubishi Model 21, not the one listed above. Also, the A6M2 was not the "Hamp", which was the A6M3 Model 32 or 33 and had clipped wings.) Nonetheless, thanks for your excellent service.

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