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A6M Zero/Reisen/Zeke - Long Range Fighter

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A6M3 Zero Japanese fighter, WWII.

A6M Zero

The Japanese A6M Zero was designed as a long range carrier-based fighter used to support torpedo bombers, strafe ground targets, and destroy enemy aircraft in the air.

Present at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Zero proved to be fast and highly maneuverable. After the the sinking of the four Japanese aircraft carriers in the Battle of Midway, most Zeros became land-based. Toward the end of  World War II, many A6M Zeros were used in suicide missions (Kamikaze attacks).


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