- New Products (202)
- Specials (1)
- Featured (202)
- Bestsellers (20)
- Model Aircraft (159)
- Model Ships (38)
- Model Vehicles (5)
- Model Helicopters (17)
- Model Rockets (6)
- Big Model Aircraft (17)
A6M2-N Zero w/ float Rufe Airplane Model
SKU: 8MMAM253CL-A6M2-N Zero w/ float _Rufe_ Airplane Model
We have searched the world over to assemble the collection of aircraft models, jet plane models, rocket models,tall ship models, boat models and helicopter models you see here!
You would be hard pressed to find a more detailed airplane model anywhere. We pride ourselves on the quality aircraft models we offer for sale.
This and all of our mahogany wood display model airplanes are the finest licensed products anywhere! Over thirty five years of building aircraft models shows in our work.
Each airplane model takes many hours to add the detail and intricate carving that these plane models carry. The paint is as realistic as the orginal aircraft.
Take advantage of our factory direct pricing and get your plane model now! All plane models,ship models and military models are deeply discounted!
Includes desk stand.
The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) from 1940 to 1945. The origin of its official designation was that "A" signified a carrier-based fighter, "6" for the sixth such model built for the Imperial Navy, and "M" for the manufacturer, Mitsubishi. The A6M was usually referred to by the Allies as the "Zero"Ña name that was frequently misapplied to other Japanese fighters, such as the Nakajima Ki-43Ñas well as other codenames and nicknames, including "Zeke", "Hamp" and "Hap".
When it was introduced early in the Second World War, the Zero was the best carrier-based fighter in the world, combining excellent maneuverability and very long range. In early combat operations, the Zero gained a legendary reputation as a "dogfighter," but by 1942, a combination of new tactics and the introduction of better equipment enabled the Allied pilots to engage the Zero on more equal terms. The Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service (IJNAS) also frequently used the type as a land-based fighter. By 1943, inherent design weaknesses and the increasing lack of more powerful aircraft engines meant that the Zero became less effective against newer enemy fighters that possessed greater firepower, armor, speed, and approached the Zero's maneuverability. Although the Mitsubishi A6M was outdated by 1944, it was never totally supplanted by the newer Japanese aircraft types. During the final years of the War in the Pacific, the Zero was used in kamikaze operations.
A6M2 Type 0 Model 21
After the delivery of only 65 planes by November 1940, a further change was worked into the production lines, which introduced folding wingtips to allow them to fit on the aircraft carriers. The resulting Model 21 would become one of the most produced versions early in the war. When the lines switched to updated models, 740 Model 21s were completed by Mitsubishi, and another 800 by Nakajima. Two other versions of the Model 21 were built in small numbers, the Nakajima-built A6M2-N "Rufe" floatplane (based on the model 11 with a slightly modified tail), and the A6M2-K two-seat trainer of which a total of 508 were built by Hitachi and the Sasebo Naval Air Arsenal.
This and all of our mahogany wood display model planes are the finest licensed products anywhere! Over thirty five years of building military models shows in our work.
Each model takes many hours to add the detail and weapons that these aircraft models display. The paint is as realistic as possible for the size! You will notice that the call signs and insignias are painted by hand.
All of our items are wrapped in foam and packed well to avoid damage during shipping.
Don't wait! Get yours now before this limited production plane model is gone forever!