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Japanese Aircraft:
Mitsubishi A6M Zero


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Japanese FlagMitsubishi A6M Zero

The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a light-weight carrier-based fighter aircraft employed by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945.

A combination of excellent maneuverability and very long range made it one of the best fighters of its era. In early service the Zero gained a legendary reputation, outclassing its contemporaries.

Later, design weaknesses and the increasing scarcity of more powerful aircraft engines meant that the Zero became less effective against newer fighters.

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Mitsubishi A6M Zero
Type: Fighter
Mfr: Mitsubishi
Introduced: 1940
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(A6m2 Type 0 Model 21)

Crew: One
Length: 29 ft 9 in
Wingspan: 39 ft 4 in
Height: 10 ft 10 in
Wing area: 241.5 ft²
Empty weight: 3,704 lb
Loaded weight: 5,313 lb
Powerplant: 1 x Nakajima Sakae 21
radial engine, 950 hp
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Max. speed: 331 mph; 14,930 ft
Range: 1,930 mi
Service ceiling: 33,000 ft

Source: wikipedia.org