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Postage Stamp Planes PS5343-3
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero-Sen/Zeke Diecast Model
IJNAS, AI-155, Shigeu Itaya, IJN Carrier Akagi, December 7th 1941

1:97 Scale   Length   Width
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero-Sen/Zeke   3.75"   4.75"

The A6M2 Zero is a carrier based aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. It was the Allies main opponent in the Pacific Air War, combining long range with superior maneuverability and firepower. It had a maximum speed of 331 mph. (532 hmh) and the ability to climb to 6,000 m in under 7.5 minutes with tremendous range of 1,600 miles. It was a legendary deadly weapon in the dogfight and was famouse for its ability to outmaneuver American fighters at the start of the war. The Allied forces eventually caught up with the Zero, with development of better aircraft and better techniques, and towards the end of he war the Zero was mostly used fro Kamikaze attacks against Allied Naval Ships. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi with 5 other carriers and 14 other ships launched two waves of aircraft attack on the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This model is a replica of the Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero, tail AI-155, piloted by LT CMDR Shigeu Itaya, overall leader of the first wave of the attack.

Mitsubishi A6M2 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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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" 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.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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