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Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M2 "Zero" Fighter - V-173, Saburo Sakai, Tainan Air Group, Rabaul, June-July 1942

Hobby Master Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M2 "Zero" Fighter - V-173, Saburo Sakai, Tainan Air Group, Rabaul, June-July 1942




 
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Hobby Master HA8805 Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M2 "Zero" Fighter - V-173, Saburo Sakai, Tainan Air Group, Rabaul, June-July 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".

Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of an Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A6M2 "Zero" fighter that was piloted by Saburo Sakai, who was deployed to Rabaul, between June-July 1942. Now in stock!

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

Release Date: September 2018

Historical Account: "Gekitsui-O" - Sub-Lieutenant Saburo Sakai was a Japanese naval aviator and flying ace ("Gekitsui-O") of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

Sakai had 28 aerial victories (including shared) by official Japanese records, while his autobiography "Samurai!", co-written by Martin Caidin and Fred Saito, claims 64 aerial victories. Such discrepancies are common, and pilots' official scores are often lower than those claimed by the pilots themselves, due to difficulties in providing appropriate witnesses or verifying wreckage, and variations in military reports due to loss or destruction.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Spinning propeller
  • Interchangeable landing gear
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand

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A6M2 Zero Fighter October 16, 2018
Reviewer: Douglas Cuppy from Canon City, CO United States  
It is always a joy dealing with The Motor Pool, they have great diecast models
Thank you D Cuppy

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