Built by Mitsubishi on June 15, 1942. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as A6M3 Model 32 manufacture number 3018. Assigned to the Tainan Kokutai. Tail Number V-177.
This Zero operated from Lae Airfield until abandoned. During September 1943 captured by the Allies. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
Production figures of the Mitsubishi/Nakajima A6M Zero by Jim Long
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January 9, 2018