Tamiya 1/72 A6M5 Type 52
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An aircraft that needs no real
introduction, having dozens of books and articles written about it, never the
less the Zero was the backbone of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Flown by nearly
every top Japanese fighter driver from
Upon opening the box you are greeted with two sprues of parts molded in gray plastic, a clear sprue, and a sheet of decals. Also included is a fold out history sheet on the various types of Zero's in both English and Japanese. All sprues are bagged individually plus the decal have a tissue to protect them. The clear sprue includes a gunsight and one windscreen, plus two main canopies, one with a separate sliding section the other being closed. The cockpit comprises of a separate floor, seat, stick and throttle, control panel, rear bulkhead, seat frame, receivers for the cowl guns plus other controls which are to be glued to the sides which have crisp, accurate detail molded to them. The gear bays are deep and detailed . The engine is made up of four parts and the prop is one piece with a two piece hub. Cowling is molded in one piece and even comes in its own bag! Total piece count: 69.
The decal sheet has markings for three aircraft plus various stencils, no step and fuel caps. Two aircraft are of Nakajima manufacture and one from Mitsubishi, and they reflect the different ways these factories painted the camouflage.
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