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  A6M2 Model 21 Zero Manufacture Number 92717  
IJN
? Kōkūtai

Aircraft History
Built by Nakajima, estimated date of assembly April 1944. Assigned to ? Kokutai, possibly tail code 311-190.

Wartime History
This aircraft patricipated in the Battle of the Marianas. Made an emergency landing at Colonia Airfield on Yap Airifeld.

Yukitoshi Yamashita adds:
"311-xxx has the high possibility of Taiho's loading aircraft. However, Taiho of those days is told that the Zero fighters was not carried. About the unit, it is unknown."

Wreckage
Only the cockpit portion remained in situ until 1980.

During 1980, this was one of four Zeros recovered in 1980 by Nobuo Harada. Stored at the Kawaguchiko Car Museum. It has not been restored, but was used as a source of parts for the restoration for A6M2 91518.

Restoration
After the completion of the other Zero restorations, this aircraft was restored separately, with the wings and fuselage were completed.

During March 2010, the restored wings and fusealge were assembled. On April 6, 2010, the wings, tail, cockpit and engine were assembled for the first time.

References
Production figures of the Mitsubishi/Nakajima A6M Zero by Jim Long

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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