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  A6M3 Model 22 Zero Manufacture Number 3600 Tail 3-???
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? Kōkūtai

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Brian Bennett c1980s
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Justin Taylan 2006
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Justin Taylan 2011

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi, estimated date of assembly March 1943. Tail Number was observed to begin with 3- when wreckage was discovered in 1980s. Assigned to ? Kokutai.

Wartime History
Crashed near Ilugi Creek and Warongoi River, south of Rabaul.

Wreckage
Discovered in 1980s by Brian Bennett. One of this wreck's tail stabilizers was salvaged, and used for the AWM restoration of A6M2 Zero 5784. Also, the rear fuselage section was salvaged.

A portion of this aircraft's fuselage Hinomaru was offered for sale on Ebay by Bennett and purchased by a buyer in New Hampshire. During March 2011, the buyer offered the item for sale on Ebay Auction ID 120697126489 for $2,400 but was not sold.

One of the stabilizers with a stenciled "3600" is owned by Kermit Weeks / Fantasy of Flight Museum in their off site storage facility.

References
Thanks to Brian Bennett for additional details
Ebay Auction ID 120697126489 seller convalescent22 (ended) price $2,400

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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