Aside from the early-morning raid on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, perhaps the biggest shock for American forces in the Pacific was the outstanding performance of the Imperial Navy's main carrier fighter, the beautifully proportioned Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero-Sen. Some 10,500 Zeros were built by Mitsubishi in no fewer than eight different sub-types, and although outclassed by more powerful US fighters from late 1943 onwards, the Zero retained a modicum of 'combatibility' due to its weight.
Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of an Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero fighter assigned to the aircraft carrier Kaga and attached to the 1st Squadron, 11th Section No.1 AC. It was flown by Lt. Yoshio Shiga. Sold Out!
Wingspan: 6.5 inches
Length: 5 inches