Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Japan, 1940)

Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Japan, 1940)

The Japanese Mitsubishi A6M, commonly known as 'Zero' to the Allies, was a legendary aircraft of the Second World War.

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The Japanese Mitsubishi A6M, commonly known as ‘Zero’ to the Allies, was a legendary aircraft of the Second World War. Designed by the chief engineer at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the single-seat plane was first put into operation by the Japanese Imperial Navy in 1940. It had many variants; the one in the 3D animation is the A6M2.

High speed, excellent maneuverability and an extraordinary fire range made this aircraft the pinnacle of its generation. Its outstanding fire range is due to the external fuel tank located at the bottom of the plane. Zeros often appeared in battles where the Allies were not even expecting them.

The A6M2 21 fighters that were deployed against Pearl Harbor had machine guns and autocannons firing through their propellers. The planes were also capable of carrying bombs, and the folding wingtips allowed them to fit on aircraft carriers. Also used for kamikaze attacks these aircraft dominated most of the airspace above the Pacific Ocean.

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