The A6M Rei Shiki Sento Ki (meaning Type Zero fighter) was the result of an order by the Imperial Japanese Navy for a low-wing monoplane with superior speed, range, climbing powers, and manoeuvrability. It famously served as a fighter escort during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, and ended the war as the kamikaze plane of choice. This book provides a detailed guide to modelling this popular aircraft across a variety of scales, and features an A6M2-N Rufe, a kamikaze A6M5c, an A6M2 model 21, and a captured A6M5b of TAIC #7, as well as a gallery and walkaround section.
- Introduction · Tools of the modeller · A6M2-N Rufe (1
- 48) · Kamikaze A6M5c (1
- 72) ? A6M2 model 21, Pearl Harbor (1
- 48) · Captured A6M5b, TAIC #7 (1
- 32) · Zero gallery · References and further reading · Zero colour matrix chart · Zero walkaround · Kits and accessories available · Index · Colour reference chart