Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero / Zeke (Captured) – U.S. Navy, September 1942
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5”. Wingspan: 9.75"
Limited production of approximately 400 models worldwide
On June 4, 1942, Japanese Zeros attacked the Aleutian Islands as a diversion for the attack on Midway Island. A6M2 Zeros were launched from the carrier Ryujo to attack Dutch Harbor. The Japanese aircraft shot down a PBY-5 Catalina and bombed the harbor. During the attack ground fire hit Tadayoshi Koga’s Zero fighter (#4593) and it limped away. It was discovered one month later crashed on Akutan Island almost intact. The aircraft was sent to the U.S., repaired and test flown to learn everything about the Zero but was destroyed in a 1945 crash.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