Item Number: 30002
Price: $144.99  CAD each  
Availability: June/July
Manufacturer: Hobby Master
Description: 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.


On December 7, 1941 Yoshio Shiga was flying Zero AII-105 and led nine aircraft from the carrier
Kaga’s fighter divisions. Along with aircraft from Soryu and Hiryu, Shiga’s aircraft were assigned
the task of eliminating aircraft based at Barbers Point Airfield. The Japanese claimed 60 aircraft
destroyed with Shiga’s division claiming 15 of them. The U.S. claimed there were 47 various
types of which only 33 were operational. In April 1942 Shiga took command of aircraft carrier Jun’
yo’s fighter group. Shiga had 6 victories in WWII.
Additional Info: Die-cast metal. Superb detailing in 1/72 scale. Fully assembled. Display stand included. Minimum use of plastic.
Scale: 1/48
 

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