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U.S. Naval Air Museum

Post by NS38th_Aristaeus » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:25 am

Not really big news but the museum just completed restoration on a Zero and now have it on display. It is only the second Japanese aircraft on display, the other being a George still sporting a bullet hole.
Perhaps they should visit the Pacific and rescue a few more.
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Re: U.S. Naval Air Museum

Post by Justin Taylan » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:00 am

Hi there,

Thanks for the update.
Here are details on that A6M2 Zero.
If anyone has any photos after re-restoration to add, let me know

A6M2 Zero 5450
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/a6m2/5450.html

Here are details on the George mentioned also

N1K2 George 5128
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/n1k2/5128.html
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Re: U.S. Naval Air Museum

Post by NS38th_Aristaeus » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:46 am

Hello
I am a little confused. How long has the Zero been at the Museum? The pics date back to 2003 I have been in Pensacola since 2006 and the plane has not been on display until recently and the only reason I found out about it and made another visit to the museum was due to a news article in flight journal. the aircraft I saw had a very poor green paint job and was hanging from the cieling.
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Re: U.S. Naval Air Museum

Post by NS38th_Aristaeus » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:49 am

I will also try to get some pics of the Zero this weekend and send them your way
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Re: U.S. Naval Air Museum

Post by NS38th_Aristaeus » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:52 pm

Here are some pics of the re-restored Zero at the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola FL along with a pic of the George and the bullet hole in the fuselage.

Japanese Zero

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George with bullet hole in the side from American GI shooting into the cockpit incase of Japanese soldiers hiding in ambush.

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