Tihs aircraft is actually A6M2
51553. After problems
with the PNG Government, Australian Thomas
King attempt to hide the Zero's true identity before exporting it to Australia.
The Zero was
meticulously repainted with bogus
stencil 11593 with tail number 13-122. Bogus victory markings were painted on the side fuselage with white crosses
over their silhouettes, indicating a total of ten victories: (top row) B-26, P-40, P-38, P-40, P-40, B-26 (bottom
row) P-39, P-39, B-26, B-17.
Production figures of the Mitsubishi/Nakajima A6M Zero by Jim Long
Thanks to Jim Lansdale for additional information
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June 29, 2019