Built by Nakajima, estimated date of assembly October 1942. Assigned to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the ? Kokutai.
Abandoned at Vila Airfield.
During late September 1943, captured by American forces occupying the area. During late 1943, surveyed by U.S. Army Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) that noted the manufacture number and described the aircraft as a "Zero Mark 2'.
Production figures of the Mitsubishi/Nakajima A6M Zero by Jim Long
Thanks to Richard Dunn for ATIU survey details.
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January 31, 2018