- WWII Aircraft Series
- Diecast and plastic parts.
- Pre painted.
- Display base included.
- Minor assembly required.
- Approximate dimensions: L 5.12” x 6.57” Wingspan x 2.17” H
- Package dimensions:11.25” L x 7.75” W x 3.8” H
- Display model, not a toy, for 14 years and above.
The Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" is a long-range carrier-based fighter aircraft formerly manufactured by Mitsubishi Aircraft Company, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and was operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 carrier fighter or the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen. The A6M was usually referred to by its pilots as the Reisen (零戦, zero fighter), "0" being the last digit of the imperial year 2600 (1940) when it entered service with the Imperial Navy. The official Allied reporting name was "Zeke", although the name "Zero" (from Type 0) was used colloquially as well. The Zero is considered to have been the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world when it was introduced early in World War II, combining excellent maneuverability and very long range. The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) also frequently used it as a land-based fighter.
This Forces Of Valor A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 display model replicates plane No. 1 flown by Lieutenant Commander Sigeru Itaya, Section 1, 2nd Squadron, based on the Imperial Japanese Navy Carrier Akagi. His plane was the first to take off from the carrier strike force and guided the 43 Zeros that were part of the first wave that attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.
This display model is a great addition to your collection.