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61-131 Type 52 on display in the World War II Aviation exhibition at NASM. This Mitsubishi-built Zero with tail code 61-108 was captured along with other aircraft at Aslito on Saipan in June 1944. It was shipped to the USA for evaluation, assigned the code TAIC7 and named Tokyo Rose. It has been restored in the markings of the 261st Kokutai known as the Tora (Tiger) unit, established in June 1943 and sent to Saipan in Feb. 1944. (more of 61-131)
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22383 Restored Zero on display at the JMSDF Naval Air Museum, Kanoya. Parts of this Type 52 were raised from the seabed at Fukiagehama, Kaseda city. Kanoya was one of the biggest IJN bases from which such Zeros carried out almost half the navy’s Tokko or special attack missions, in this case to Okinawa under Operation Kikusui. (more of 22383)
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53-122 Model 21 on display at Nature & Science Museum, Ueno with the Sakae 12 engine visible. This Zero was field-modified in Oct. 1944 into a reconnaissance two-seater. It ran short of fuel and was ditched by its pilot Ensign Kentaro Miyagoshi near Cape Lambert on Jan. 18, 1945. Both pilot and observer survived. Recovered in 1972, the Zero was brought to Japan in 1975. It wears the tail code of 253 Kokutai, formerly the Kanoya Air Group that ranged as far as Andaman. (more of 53-122)
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43-188 On display at JASDF Hamamatsu Kohokan. This Zero was flown by Lt. Shinya Ozaki of 343 Kokutai, who shot down a F6F of VF-10 on 19.06.44 during the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, but in turn was hit and died on forced landing at Guam. (more of 43-188)
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Another temporary exhibit from IWM South Lambeth while there is building work taking place
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A6M3-32 A little more complete than last year. (more of A6M3-32)
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A6M3-32 Recovered in the USA and stored at Duxford (more of A6M3-32)