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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Mitsubishi A6M2b “Zero” Model 21 – LCDR Shigeru Itaya, First Wave Fighter Leader, IJN aircraft carrier Akagi, December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor attack)
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5”. Wingspan: 9.75"
On December 7, 1941 the overall flight leader of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was LCDR Shigeru Itaya. His aircraft was an A6M2 Model 21 Type 0 “AI-155” launched from the IJN carrier Akagi along with 8 other Zeros to act as escorts for Vals from the carrier Shokaku. At 07:57 Itaya’s unit strafed John Rodgers Field and 3 minutes later strafed Hickam Field with each aircraft making three passes. Itaya managed to shoot an arriving B-17 and was credited with an aerial victory.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) from 1940 until 1945. The origin of its official designation was that "A" signified a fighter and "6" for the sixth model built by Mitsubishi "M". The A6M was usually referred to by the Allies as the "Zero" – a designation that was frequently misapplied to other Japanese fighters, such as the Nakajima Ki-43, as well as other codenames and nicknames, including "Zeke", "Hamp" and "Hap". First flown in April, 1939, the A6M Zero-Sen was the Allies' main opponent in the Pacific and the most famous symbol of Japanese air power during World War II.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an A6M2 “Zero” features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14