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TAMIYA 21148 Aircraft Model 1/48 Airplane MITSUBISHI A6M5 Zero Fighter finished 21148
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Item: Scale Aircraft Model
Item Number: 21148
Construction type: Finished Model
Photo-etch parts; Not included
The form of the A6M5a with shortened wings is captured with superlative accuracy by the model.
The model depicts an A6M5 belonging to the 343rd Fighter Group. The 43-118 numbered aircraft was shot down in the skies over Guam, and the dying pilot apparently handed over to U.S. personnel a Japanese flag with messages of support from family and friends back in Japan. The flag was later returned to Japan some 60 years after the cessation of hostilities.
Pad-printed markings ensure excellent quality.
Utilizes metal pitot tube and machine gun parts, plus photo-etched parts for a sharp finish.
The model has weathering artfully applied to the paint work. It also depicts exhaust pipe burns and wear on the machine gun attachment points.
Comes with a finished pilot figure and photo-etched wheel chocks.
A Safe Return
The latest addition to the Masterwork Series of museum quality finished models is the A6M5 Zero fighter “Zeke” – also known as Model 52. The model depicts a Zero which was shot down by U.S. fire in the skies above Guam in 1944. The pilot of the plane had been carrying a Japanese flag with messages from friends and loved ones, and this keepsake came into American possession before being returned to the pilot’s relatives in 2005. A photograph of the aircraft was handed over along with the flag, and was used to recreate the marking scheme used on this model. Of course, the form of the A6M5is accurately captured, while metal parts are used to depict pitot tubes. The fuselage has realistic weathering applied, and exhausts have been given expert burn-effect finishes to further up the realism.
About the Model
1/48 scale. Fuselage length: 190mm, wingspan: 229mm. Expertly applied decoration includes high quality pad-printed markings. Photo-etched parts are used for a highly detailed finish. Seated pilot figure is also included.
Item Included: 1 x Tamiya Aircraft Model 1/48 Airplane MITSUBISHI A6M5 Zero Fighter finished 21148
|Dimensions||25 × 20 × 10 cm|