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Mitsubishi Zero
Aircraft
Mitsubishi zero
Box art by Unknown
Key Information
Kit name Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero
Ref. number 01005
Price £5.99
Scale 1:72
Dimensions (mm) L126 x W166
Skill level
Difficulty rating2
Kit contents
Parts 47

The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a long range naval fighter aircraft that formed the backbone of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Air Arm throughout the Second World War. Blessed with exceptional manoeuvrability, as well as long range, the Zero proved to be the best carrier fighter aircraft in the world when it made its debut in China in 1940, and then again in the opening stages of the Pacific War against the United States. The A6M2b Zero fighter marked the beginning of a new era in naval aviation and was the first shipboard fighter capable of outperforming land-based aircraft. It was an extremely deadly weapon in a dogfight, and was famous for its ability to outmanoeuvre all the US's early fighter aircraft.

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