Mitsubishi Zero (oz147)


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Scale warplane. Comet kit no. E3. Plan includes some modern text notes by Stew Meyers on construction.


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"Climb Mount Nitaka!” From Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co. 1943, originally marketed as Kit E3, the Mitsubishi Zero [mainpic, 003-006]. Considering the date of the model’s design, plan is relatively accurate in its outline and proportions. Only the aft end of the fuselage and rudder required a bit of tweaking to render it more to scale. It’s all the more remarkable because no doubt the plan’s designer was working from photographs made available through the media. Kit was contemporary with the Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 21.
I’ve finished my model to represent an aircraft flown off IJN Aircraft Carrier Akagi (AI-158) on the morning of December 7 (8 th), 1941 as part of “Operation Z” attack on Pearl Harbor. Pilot was PO1C Masao Taniguchi who ultimately became a 14-victory ace and a WW2 survivor.
Thank you for another classic model airplane plan from Outerzone.
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