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Length: 5.75"

Wingspan 8.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

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    Item #: HA8801
    Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes
    A6M2b Zero, LCDR Shigeru Itaya, IJNAS, AI-155, IJN Carrier Akagi, First Wave Fighter Leader, Pearl Harbor, December 7th 1941 (1:48) by Hobby Master Airplanes
    Item Number: HA8801

    Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
    HA8801
    Japanese A6M2b Zero Fighter Type 21
    "Pearl Harbor"
    LCDR Shigeru Itaya
    Akagi Fighter Squadron
    First Wave Fighter Leader
    December 1941

    Details:
    1/48 scale pre-finished.
    Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
    All markings pad applied for superb results.
    Canopy slides open.
    Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
    Comes with display stand.
    Landing gear is fully retractable and can be displayed up or down.
    Propeller is metal.
    Extremely sought after by collectors.
    Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series

    The A6M entered service in 1940 and became known as the Zero because of the Japanese designation of Type 0 Carrier Fighter. The Zero technology was years ahead of any other fighter and had no problem clearing the skies of opposing aircraft. There were numerous variants of the Zero including the folding wing A6M2 Model 21 designed for carrier operations. The A6M2 was the most produced Japanese aircraft of WWII. As the war went on the Model 21 would be the Zero variant that most Allied pilots would encounter.

    On December 7, 1941 the overall flight leader (Hikotaicho) of the first wave of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was LCDR Shigeru Itaya. His aircraft was a A6M2 Model 21 Type 0 "AI-155" launched from the carrier Akagi along with 8 other Zeros to act as escorts for Vals from the carrier Shokaku. At 07:57 Itaya�s unit strafed John Rodgers Field and 3 minutes later strafed Hickam Field with each aircraft making 3 passes. Itaya managed to shoot an arriving B-17 and was credited with an aerial victory.