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Mitsubishi A6M - "Zero - Sen"

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Mitsubishi A6M - "Zero - Sen"
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The Mitsubishi A6M reisen (Zero  according to the  ally   code), was a World War II fighter known for its exceptional maneuverability and autonomy and who made it the symbol of the air power of the Rising Sun, becoming legendary as the Spitfire or the BF -109. Since 'the Japanese Navy was unable to commission another modern fighter to counter the continued progress of the Allied fighters, the Zero had to support the weight of most of the air operations from 1941 to the end of the war, however, bringing a series of victories  against all allied aircraft.

The specimen represented  the fighter 52C , which belonged to  first class pilot  Takeo Taminizu of the 303° Sentai Fighter of the  203 ° Kokutai, based in Ragoshima in the Japanese island of Kyushu, in March 1945. The white stars represent the victories in combat.

Artwork: Roberto TERRINONI - Italy