Built by Mitsubishi, estimated date of assembly July 1943. Assigned to ? Kokutai.
The horizontal tail stabilizers from this Zero were attached to A6M2 Zero Tail 33 abandoned
at Babo Airfield.
Remained at Babo Airfield 'in situ' until 1991. Salvaged by Bruce
Fenstermaker with A6M2 Zero Tail 33. Containered and shipped to the United States.
An A6M3 Zero 3869 (Reproduction) built in Russia was assigned the identity of this Zero. It is unclear if parts of this real Zero were used in the restoration, or it was simply selected as an identity.
Thanks to Jim Long, James Lansdale, Ryan Toews
Fenstermaker for additional
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January 9, 2018