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
HA8808
Japan A6M2 Zero Fighter Type 21
EI-111, Lt Takumi Hoashi
IJN Carrier Shokaku
December 1941 "Pearl Harbor"
HOBBY MASTER COLLECTOR
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.


Takumi Hoashi was one of the Zero pilots launched during the first wave attack on Pearl Harbor
from the aircraft carrier Shokaku on December 7, 1941. His mission, along with others, was to
strafe Bellows Field. Hoashi and his wingman claimed 3 aircraft destroyed on the ground. Hoashi
held the rank of Buntaicho (usually a Lieutenant commanding a division) from November 1941
until June 1942. Hoashi was killed in June 1943 when the second prototype of the J2M2 Raiden
he was flying crashed and burst into flames.



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
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