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A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 5 of 5; note Type 99 20-mm aircraft cannon in display case and special attack pilot statue outside

Caption   A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 5 of 5; note Type 99 20-mm aircraft cannon in display case and special attack pilot statue outside ww2dbase
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Trip to Yasukuni Shrine and Yushukan Museum, 7 Sep 2009   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 7 Sep 2009
Photos at Same Place Tokyo, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 1 Oct 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Apr 2010 03:42:14 PM

Mitsubishi A6M5, Model 52 number 81-161 was recovered from Rabaul in 1975.
Airframe restoration is complete using parts from other zero aircraft.However,the project is still waiting for restorable cylinder heads for the Sakae 21 engine. Any updates,
would be helpful..
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 Mar 2011 03:40:01 PM

MORE HISTORY ON ZERO 81-161

Built by Mitsubishi at its Nagoya plant in
December 1943 and given the production number
of 4240. Accepted by the Imperial Navy, and
assigned to the 281st.Kokutai.
Aircraft was given the number 81-161, and operated from Rabaul, Papua New Guinea the zero was abandoned at the airfield, at the end of the Pacific War.
In 1974 the Zero was salvaged and transported
to Japan the main wings and forward fuselage section was recovered plus parts from other Zero fighters that were recovered from
Colonia airfield on Yap Island and were used to rebuilt 4240.
Restoration work took 20 years from start of the project in 1980 until completed in 2000.
Zero 4240 is located, and on disply today at the Yasukuni Jinja Yasukuni Shrine Museum,
Japan.

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