Mastercraft Collection: A6M5 Zero..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 9.1 inches
No other Japanese fighter is more infamous than the A6M5 Zero or “Reisen” during the height of World War II. This fighter aircraft was designed by Mitsubishi and co-produced with Nakajima. Development of the A6M5 Zero began in 1937, with more than 10,000 aircraft built in the period between 1939 and 1945. Its lightweight, minimal armor and non-self-sealing tanks allowed it to perform exceptionally in dogfights and other aircraft missions. The A6M5 Zero was the response of the two companies to the Japanese Navy requirement for a plane to replace the Mitsubishi A5M carrier fighter. The aircraft was first assigned to the 261st Japanese Naval Air Corps on the Japanese home island of Honshu. It then went on to fulfill air defense duties for Iwo Jima Island and was eventually reassigned to the islands of Saipan and Palau.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!