1/48 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Canopy slides open.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear is fully retractable and can be displayed up or down.
Propeller is metal.
Extremely sought after by collectors.
Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA8803
Japan A6M2 Zero Fighter Type 21
201st Naval Flying Group
Tetsunzo Iwamoto
Rabaul, November 1943
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The A6M entered service in 1940 and became known as the Zero because of the Japanese
designation of Type 0 Carrier Fighter. The Zero technology was years ahead of any other fighter
and had no problem clearing the skies of opposing aircraft. There were numerous variants of the
Zero including the folding wing A6M2 Model 21 designed for carrier operations. The A6M2 was
the most produced Japanese aircraft of WWII. As the war went on the Model 21 would be the
Zero variant that most Allied pilots would encounter.


Tetsuzo Iwamoto became a 1st Class Airman in December 1936. In 1938 he was sent to China
where on February 25, 1938 Iwamoto downed three Chinese fighters and one probable. In
September 1938 with fourteen victories to his credit, Iwamoto returned to Japan as an instructor.
In October 1943 Iwamoto and the 201st AG were sent to Rabaul and were confronted with
USAAF 5th AF bombing and strafing. While on Rabaul Iwamoto scored 142 of his 202 victories
over almost every type of aircraft the Allies flew in the Pacific.


Specifications A6M2 Model 21 Type 0

Role – Fighter

Production Of All Zero Types – Almost 10, 500

Crew – 1 Pilot

Dimensions
Length – 29.72 ft   (9.06 m)
Wingspan – 39 ft 4.4 in   (12 m)
Height – 10 ft   (3.05 m)

Weight Empty – 3,703.7 lb   (1,680 kg)

Performance
Power Plant – 1 X Nakajima Sakae 12 Producing 925 HP
Speed – 331 mph   (533 km/h)
Ceiling – 33,792.5 ft   (10,300 m)
Range – 1,044 miles   (1,680 km)

Armament
2 X 7.7 mm Type 97 Machine Guns On Upper Fuselage Firing Through A Synchronized Propeller
2 X 20 mm Type 99 Cannon Wing-Mounted
2 X External 132 lb   (60 kg) Bombs