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Only towards the end of the War, Mike

The Zero was a very efficient plane, almost the equal of anything the Allies had!!!

BTW, RG I love that model, you must be very pleased with it.

Have you got any of its adversaries?
 
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Very cool, RG. :nicejob :cheers

I would like to collect a couple of Zeros (and other WWII fighters) myself. One I really like is the 1/72 A6M Zero A6M3-22 *Hiroyoshi Nishizawa*.

Nishizawa ,aka "Devil of Rabaul", had over 100 victories in the Pacific. He, unfortunately, was killed when the transport (Nakajima Ki.49) he was on board got shot down by a group of Hellcats.
 

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Nice Zero, Johnny - didn't know you collected planes too
 

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:lol I'm the same! One of the local shops in Dublin has a small selection of great looking 1:48th Armour planes which constantly tempt me! I used to make plastic 1:48th airplane kits in my teens and I've always liked planes in this scale! :cheers
 

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Unfortunate for him, fortunate for the Allies! I wonder if they specifically targeted his transport plane as the Allies had comprehensively broken Japanese coded message traffic early in the war and hence could well have known in advance that the plane was carrying pilots? It must have been his worst nightmare as an ace fighter pilot to be a passenger on a slow transport plane while it was attacked by US fighters! :pullhair
 
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