Built by Mitsubishi. Assigned to the ? Kōkūtai.
During 1943 - 1945, this Zero fighter
was part of a study led by Dr. Ukichiro Nakaya to solve a problem of ice adhering to the surfaces
of airplanes in cold areas. During an experimental test mission, this Zero rashed on Mount
Nisekoannupuri on Hokkaido.
On August 1990, a part of the Zero fighter was found at Mt.
Nisekoannupuri. More wreckage was discovered in late 2003, and
reported in 2004 in a Niseko National Park, crashed during an experimental
flight near the summit of the mountain.
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January 31, 2018