1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero

Gallery Article by Tony Feredo on Dec 24 2019



Just off the bench,  Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero, Tainan Kokutai.  This aircraft was flown by NAP1/C Saburo Sakai on December 8, 1941.  Sakai was flying "V-107" on the first day of the war when he arrived over Clark Airfield, Luzon, Philippines at 12:28pm at an altitude of 22,400 ft as his unit flew fighter escort to Japanese Navy twin engine land based bombers that attacked the airfield.

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Built OOB, all markings were masked and painted. Tail numbers and aircraft factory stencil were from spare decals. Painted with own mix of Mitsubishi Grey Green using lacquer paints.

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Tony Feredo

Photos and text by Tony Feredo