Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Mitsubishi A6M2 “Zero” – V-173, Saburo Sakai, IJNAS, Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, June to July 1942
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5”. Wingspan: 9.75"
Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide
Saburo Sakai became a pilot in 1937. In 1938 Sakai flew an A5M Navy Type 96 fighter, scoring one victory over a DB-3 bomber. In 1940 he was chosen to test the new A6M Zero against the Chinese and in late 1941 joined the Tainan Air Group on Taiwan. Sakai used A6M2 Zero V-173 while based on Rabaul in June and July 1942. Ordered to shoot down any Allied aircraft, military or civil, Sakai refused to shoot down a C-47 when he saw a woman and a child onboard. Sakai is credited with 64 victories.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate pad printed markings (no decals)
Detachable external fuel tank
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and 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