Tamiya 60785 1/72 A6M3/3a Zero Model 22 (Zeke) !
- Manufacturer: Tamiya
- Type: Aeroplane kit
- Medium: plastic
- Scale: 1/72
- Remarks: Requires assembly and painting by user. Pictures represents finished kit.
1/72 scale Zero kit from Tamiya
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Going the Distance
The A6M3/3a Zero fighter (Model 22) was designed to correct some of the shortcomings of its A6M3 (Model 32) predecessor, which included reduced flight range. This entailed the Model 22 being given standard-length 12m wings and receiving a larger fuel tank, measures which were largely successful. A version was also produced with longer machine gun barrels. The Model 22 was first assigned to flight groups from early 1943, and saw action in the hotly-contested Solomon Islands area.
About the Model
This is a 1/72 scale plastic assembly model kit. Length: 126mm, Width: 167mm.
★The more symmetrical form adopted by the Model 22 is realistically captured by the model.
★The model can be assembled with longer wing-mounted machine guns.
★The cockpit interior and landing gear bay are also accurately reproduced.
★Choose between open and closed canopy parts.
★Two marking options are included.
The model accurately captures elements of the aircraft's style such as the main wing and redesigned engine cowling. The 12m wings represented a return to the original Zero design. The model can also be fitted with longer machine guns. Also features an accurate depiction of the cockpit interior. Choose from open and closed rear canopy parts.
- LtCdr. Saburo Shindo, 582nd Naval Air Group, Buin, Bougainville, June 1943
- 251st Naval Air Group, the Solomons, May 1943