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Solido War Master S7200002
Mitsubishi A6M2-N Zero-Sen/Rufe Diecast Model
IJNAS 951st Flying Group, JA-101, Ibusuki, Japan, 1944

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Mitsubishi A6M2-N Zero-Sen/Rufe   5"   6.5"

The A6M2-N floatplane was developed from the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, for the purpose of supporting amphibian operations and defending remote bases. Based based on the A6M-2 Model 11 fuselage, with a modified tail and added floats, a total of 327 were built. The aircraft was deployed in 1942 and was only utilized in defensive actions in the Aleutians and Solomon Islands operations. Such seaplanes were effective at night in harassing American PT boats, and they were very difficult to detect, even with primitive radar. In the Aleutian Campaign this fighter engaged with Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighters and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers. The large float and wing pontoons degraded its performance by about 20% however, enough that the Rufe was not usually a match for even the first generation of Allied fighters.

Mitsubishi A6M2-N Zero-Sen/Rufe

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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Solido War Master

The Solido "War Master" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Solido "War Master" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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