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Side view of a captured A6M5 Zero fighter in flight, 25 Sep 1944

Caption   Side view of a captured A6M5 Zero fighter in flight, 25 Sep 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation
Identification Code   1996.488.159.041
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A6M Zero   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 25 Sep 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 18 Jul 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Jun 2011 07:14:44 PM

A much published photo of this A6M5 Model 52
Zero undergoing flight tests.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
19 Jun 2016 07:08:49 PM


Mitsubishi A6M5, Model 52b being tested and evaluated by US forces. The zero was armed with
2 x 20mm cannons and 2 x 7.7mm machine guns.
Later models were up gunned with 2 x 13mm machine guns in the wings, along with the 2 x 20mm cannons and 1 x 13mm machine gun in the cowling.
The zero in file photo, was captured at Clark Field, Philippines, Clark Field became a Treasure Trove of abandoned Japanese aircraft, many were made airworthy test flown and evaluated. Other zeros were captured during the war, some rebuilt from wrecks to make one airworthy for tests. Others were later captured on Saipan and later shipped to the USA.

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