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  A6M2 Model 21  Zero Manufacture Number 7830  
IJN
? Kōkūtai

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Alan Gaynor 2004

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima, estimated date of assembly March 1943.

Wartime History
On June 11, 1943 this Zero was assigned to the Yokosuka Kōkūtai. No known tail code or markings. Likely, transfered to another unit. During 1943, this Zero was abandoned at Ballale Airfield.

Recovery
During 1968, pieces of this Zero were recovered by Robert Diemert. In January 1969 transported to Canada.

Restoration
The nose 7.7mm machine gun access door from this Zero was used in the restoration of A6M2 Zero 5356 by Robert Diemert.

References
Production figures of the Mitsubishi/Nakajima A6M Zero by Jim Long
A Brief History of the Blayd Zero and Its Markings by Ryan Toews June 15, 2014 page 1
"The recovered Zero artifacts bore the serial numbers... 7830... all of which were Nakajima-built A6M2 21s."
Thanks to Alan Gaynor and Ryan Toews for additional information

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Last Updated
November 10, 2018

 

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