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Code: WT-WTW72001-01    Add to wishlist
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Status: AUG 2017 RE-STOCK

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Witty Sky Guardians (Series 1) WTW72001-01
Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero-Sen/Zeke Diecast Model
IJNAS, 653-28, Saipan Island

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero-Sen/Zeke   5"   6"


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The Mitsubishi Zero was the primary Japanese Naval fighter in World War II. It was used in the attack on Pearl Harbor and in Kamikaze attacks near the end of the war. Allied pilots were astounded by its maneuverability, and it was very successful in combat until the Allies devised tactics to use their advantage in firepower and diving speed. The A6M was given the Allied code name "Zeke" but was generally called Zero. Allied pilots referred to all Japanese fighters as Zeros, but the term is correctly applied to the Mitsubishi A6M. The markings on this Zero are of the 261st Naval Air Corps, which operated out of Saipan.

Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero-Sen/Zeke

First flown in April, 1939, the A6M Zero-Sen was the Allies' main opponent in the Pacific and the most famous symbol of Japanese air power during World War II. This carrier-based fighter, designed with a low-monoplane wing and armed with a formidable array of two 20mm cannons and two 7.7mm machine guns, proved capable of handling any of the Allies' aircraft. It wasn't until the Allies studied a captured Zero that they were able to identify and exploit weaknesses such as minimal pilot and fuel tank protection. Zeros became infamous for Kamikaze attacks, in which pilots would intentionally crash explosion-laden aircraft into Allied ships.

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Witty's 1:72 scale Zero is constructed almost entirely of solid diecast metal and features rarely-seen subtle panel line details. The solid metal wing has 20mm cannon ports on the leading edge, fixed landing gear and a center mounted drop tank. Each model in the series has a beautifully replicated birdcage canopy and machine gun ports on the engine cowling. The models in this series include the early A6M2, the supercharged A6M3 with redesigned engine cowl (a clipped-wing variant is also available) and the iconic A6M5 with exhaust stacks notably projected along each side of the forward fuselage.

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Witty Sky Guardians (Series 1)

The Witty "Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft. Witty have earned a reputation for producing high-quality models that can be displayed right out of the box.

Witty "Wings" (Series 1) diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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