Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero / Zeke – “AI-155”, 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 and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with A6M2 Zero artwork
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