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  A6M2 Model 21 Zero Manufacture Number 5452  
IJN
? Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima during November 1942. Assigned to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to the ? Kokutai.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Vila Airfield.

Wreckage
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'.

References
Thanks to Richard Dunn for ATIU survey details.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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