MODELLING THE MITSUBISHI A6M ZERO.
- 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 N.7, as well as a gallery and walkaround section.
Tools of the modeller
A6M2-N Rufe (1/48)
Kamikaze A6M5c (1/72) A6M2 model 21, Pearl Harbor 1/48)
Captured A6M5b, TAIC N.7 (1/32)
References and further reading
Zero colour matrix chart
Kits and accessories available
Colour reference chart