A6M Zero / Pearl HarborItem Number: 691
A6M Zero Pearl Harbor airplane model. The A6M came as a shock to the allied forces in 1941 -- this despite earlier reports of its appearance in China. For the first time, a carrier fighter had been built that outperformed landplanes. The A6M was fast, extremely maneuverable, and had an impressive endurance. But this performance had been achieved by the light construction of the aircraft, and this was the undoing of the type when more powerful allied fighters appeared. Development was unable to keep up with the exigencies of the time, and most of the 10964 built had to fight an increasingly superior opposition. This model is painted to reflect one used during the attack on Pearl Habor.
Mahogany Wood. Scale 1/32. Wingspan 13 1/2 inches, Length 11 inches.