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  A6M5c Model 52 Zero Manufacture Number 62343  
IJN
? Kōkūtai

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Tom Burchill 1999

Wartime History
Ditched into Teuchi Harbor near Kagoshima.

Wreckage
The front half of this Zero, minus the tail was recovered from that harbor (date unknown).

Display
Since the early 1990's, displayed unrestored at the Peace Museum For Kamikaze Pilots / Chiran Kamikaze Museum. A piece of wreckage with manufacture number '62343' is displayed nearby.

References
Zero page 119
Thanks to Ryan Toews for additional information
Some sources list this Zero as an A6M7.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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