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Mitsubishi A6M Zero ( 79 in. / 200.7 cm )

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Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

When it was introduced early in World War II, the Zero was considered the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world, combining excellent maneuverability and very long range.The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service ("IJNAS") also frequently used the type as a land-based fighter. In early combat operations, the Zero gained a legendary reputation as a dogfighter. achieving the outstanding kill ratio of 12 to 1,[3] but by mid-1942 a combination of new tactics and the introduction of better equipment enabled the Allied pilots to engage the Zero on generally equal terms.

This set of plans for the Mitsubishi zero show two types that can be built from these plans. The first being the A6M3 (model 32) or the A6M5 (model 52). These plans are highly detailed and offer suggestions and alternatives to the highly scale model parts. The model is designed by Dave Platt who offers up many suggestions on finishing this model. One such suggestion is using the book written by Donald Thorpe titled "Japanese Naval Air Force Camouflage and markings" which can be found by searching online booksellers websites.

The plan recommends that the model airplane be powered by an O.S. 90 two cycle engine which is shown on the plans. Other engine options are a Weber 91 or a super tiger 2000 or 2500. Mr. Platt suggests that some of the scale parts such as a 1/5 scale pilot, molded canopy, and etc. are available online from Dave Platt models. New electric landing gear could be used to replace the pneumatic landing gear shown on the plans. Numerous colorful renderings of the Mitsubishi Zero can be found in the Wings Pallet website (see source number 3, below).

Link to this page: https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=82790

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A6M_Zero
Sources: http://www.daveplattmodels.com/
Sources: http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/f/1039/65
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ID: 82790
File Size: 3.3 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.60-To-0.90-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 79 in. / 200.7 cm
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:38
Updated: 16/01/16 05:43:10pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
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Plan ID:82790
Keywords:Mitsubishi A6M Zero Mitsubishi A6M Zero World War II fighter naval dogfighter scale Dave Platt
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 79 in. / 200.7 cm
Wingspan Class:160cm-To-200cm (63in-To-79in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.60-To-0.90-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Plans from American Companies
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Date:01/04/2015 00:38
File size:3.3 MB

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Mitsubishi Zero Sen Plan dariusengineer51 on 05/01/2016 16:48
Why is it that the 79" Plan of the Zero doesn't have the plan of the Wings and formers.

Why is it that the 79" Plan of the Zero doesn't have the plan of the Wings and formers. kenb on 05/01/2016 17:31
The file that I was working with was flawed. Mea culpa (my fault). I have replaced the download file and a plan sheet for the wings is in the "new" download file.
Darius, thank you for letting me know that I goofed.
Zero Sen 79 inch Plan dariusengineer51 on 16/01/2016 17:29
I can't find the new download file as yet.

Plan for Mitsubishi Zero WING kenb on 16/01/2016 17:50
Darius, I did re-upload the two-page plan set. Refresh (closeout) your Aerofred website then "view" the plan. The second page for some reason appears as a blank image in my computer. When I downloaded the file I can see the image of the fuselage page and the wing page. Goofy computers I guess. I apologize for your inconvenience, hopefully this time will be a charm.

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