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A6M5C Type 52 Zero Fighter -- Plastic Model Airplane Kit -- 1/48 Scale -- #61027

Tamiya A6M5C Type 52 Zero Fighter -- Plastic Model Airplane Kit -- 1/48 Scale -- #61027
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Total production of the Type 52 series consisted of 10,449 aircraft of which Nakajima produced 6,570. It first entered combat in August 1943 at a time when the Japanese forces were withdrawing from previously held islands in the South Pacific. The type 52c was the last of the A6M5 series, and the most effective against Allied aircraft due to its armament configuration three of 13mm machine guns and two 20mm cannons. A total of 93 Type 52 and 52b zeros were field modified to "c" weapons configuration. The 7.7mm machine guns, housed in the cowling of the Zero since its first introduction, proved to be less effective during the latter stages of the conflict, due to the heavier armor protection of allied aircraft, and their self sealing fuel tanks. The 13mm weapon was greatly more effective; however, due to its increased weight, only one of them could be housed in the cowling and one in each wing. The 7.7 machine guns were removed from the cowling and one 13mm gun was mounted on the right hand side. This installation also made necessary the enlarging of the right hand projectile exit and cowling tube input, of the cowling, giving it an unbalanced look when viewed from the top.

Product Features
  • Appx. 60 parts in dark green and clear with recessed panel lines.
  • Detailed 3-part Sakae engine, cowling, exhaust collector, landing gear.
  • Nakajima Sakae 21 radial engine; armed with (1) 13mm fuselage gun, (2) 20mm wing cannon; air to air rockets or bombs.
Product Specifications
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 9" (22.9cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 7-1/2" (19cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61027
Product Markings
  • Decal Options:
  • 1: 332 Flying Group, Iwakuni Air Base, Sept 1944.
  • 2: 332 Flying Group, Naruo Air Base, Dec 1944.
  • 3: 316 Sqdn/252 Flying Group, Kokubo Air Base, May 1945.
  • 4: 303 Sqdn/203 Flying Group, CPO Tanimizu, Kagoshima AB, June 1945.
  • 5: 1 Sqdn/302 Flying Group, Atsugi AB, Aug 1945.
  • 6: 203 Flying Group, Ohmura AB, 1945.
  • 7: Genzan Flying Group, Genzan AB, 1945.
What's Included

1/48 A6M5C Type 52 Zero Fighter plastic model kit

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great cheap kit
By jeby64 November 27, 2017
nothing special about this kit. great deal for a mighty decent price. definitely one of those 'get what you pay for' kits but i have no complaints. it fell together and looked alright to me. id recommend it.
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Product Tags
Scale : 1/48 Scale (1041)
Sector : Military (2681)
Country : Japanese (212)
Type : Fighter (1529)
Era : World War II (1169)
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