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  A6M3 Model 32 Zero    
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? Kōkūtai

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Brian Bennett 1984

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi. Assigned to the ? Kokutai.

Wartime History
Abandoned at Gasmata Airfield near the runway.

Wreckage
Missing the tail section and engine broken off at the mounts. It is unclear if this wreck still remains today or has been scrapped.

Brian Bennett adds:
"Destroyed in the mid 1980's when locals dropped a tree along creek that hit it from wingtip to wingtip.  The instrument pannel from this aircraft was recovered, and used on the Australian War Memorial restoration of A6M2 5784."

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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