Mitsubishi A6M Zero – 60 size
The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a long-range fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) from 1940 to 1945. The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter, and also designated as the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen and Mitsubishi Navy 12-shi Carrier Fighter. The Allies usually referred to the A6M as the "Zero", from the 'Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter' designation. The official Allied reporting name was Zeke.
When it was introduced early in World War II, the Zero was the best carrier-based fighter in the world, combining excellent manoeuvrability and very long range. In early combat operations, the Zero gained a legendary reputation as a "dogfighter", achieving the outstanding kill ratio of 12 to 1, but by 1942 a combination of new tactics and the introduction of better equipment enabled the Allied pilots to engage the Zero on more equal terms. The Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service (IJNAS) also frequently used the type as a land-based fighter. By 1943, inherent design weaknesses and the increasing lack of more powerful aircraft engines meant that the Zero became less effective against newer enemy fighters that possessed greater firepower, armour, and speed, and approached the Zero's manoeuvrability. Although the Mitsubishi A6M was outdated by 1944, it was never totally supplanted by the newer Japanese aircraft types. During the final years of the War in the Pacific, the Zero was used in kamikaze operations. In the course of the war, more Zeros were built than any other Japanese aircraft.
- Wing Span : 60.0 in / 1520 mm
- Wing Area : 635 sq in / 41.0 sq dm
- Flying Weight : 7.5 lbs / 3400 g
- Fuselage Length : 45.5 in / 1150 mm
- Engine Required : 2-stroke 0.60 - 0.75
- Radio Required : 6-channel radio w/ 6 standard servos and 1 low profile retract servo
Key Features:Top quality wood construction with fibreglass fuselagePainted cowling by fuel proof paintFuel proof decals and factory painted pilot figures3D transparent template to assist engine installationPremium hand iron-on covering filmComes with all hardware and accessories
Please note there are pictures of the fullsize shown above so you can compare with the model pictures in the listing. As you can see the out line of the TWM Zero is a good facsimile/representation of the full size Zero, now all you need is a scale replica of Pearl Harbour!
Photos below show what can be done if if spend a little time addings scale detail and weathering to the model. Model and pictures by 'Andy Airport' long standing customer & friend of Steve Webb Models.