A long-range fighter, the A6M Zero was considered the most capable carrier-based aircraft in the world when it was first introduced during early World War I. Japanese naval aviator and flying ace Saburo Sakai claimed 28 aerial victories in his Zero fighter while in the Imperial Japanese Navy. After Sakai and his air group relocated to the airfield at Rabaul he was attacked by a SBD Dauntless bomber that he succeeded in downing as a 60th victory.
This 1/48 scale, die cast model is a Hobby Master replica of the A6M2 Zero flown by Sakai of V-173 in Rabaul from June to July of 1942, features its authentic markings and paint scheme, engraved panel lines, a rotating propeller, a well-equipped cockpit, and a display stand. Measures 7¼" long with a 9¾" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA8805
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