Built by Mitsubishi or Nakajima. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to an unknown Kōkūtai. No known markings or tail code.
Operated from Kara Airfield (Buin Airport). Disabled or abandoned at the airfield.
Until the early 1980s, the center section of this Zero with the rear canopy attached remained in a pile of wreckage. A tail section and engine nearby might associated with this same Zero. Nearby is A6M2 Zero center section.
Thanks to David Paulley and Matt Anderson for additional information.
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January 9, 2018