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Hasegawa ST4 08054 A6M5c Mitsubishi Zero Fighter Type 52 1/32 Plastic Model Kit


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Description
Hasegawa has delivered a nicely detailed kit of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter with the ST4 A6M5c Mitsubishi Zero Fighter Type 52. This classic 1/32 scale has a straight-forward design, crisp fine surface textures, decent detail, fuss-free, and with no gimmicks. This is a highly recommended model and should not present any obstacles even to novice modellers.

The Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" is a long-range fighter aircraft, manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter, or the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen. The A6M was usually referred to by its pilots as the "Reisen" (zero fighter), "0" being the last digit of the Imperial year 2600 (1940) when it entered service with the Imperial Navy. The official Allied reporting name was "Zeke", although the use of the name "Zero" was later commonly adopted by the Allies as well.

The variant A6M5 Model 52 was developed to again shorten the wings to increase speed and dispense with the folding wing mechanism. In addition, ailerons, aileron trim tab and flaps were revised.

Description
  • Hasegawa ST4 08054 A6M5 Mitsubishi Zero Fighter Type 52 1/32 Plastic Scale Model Assembly Kit
  • Approximate Dimension : 39.1 x 26.2 x 5.7 cm
Features
  • 1/32nd scale plastic kit for static display    
  • 97 parts in light grey and clear with raised panel lines and rivets    
  • Detailed 41-part Sakae engine with separate cylinders and exhaust stacks    
  • Cockpit detail: control stick, instrument panel with raised detail, floor and sidewall detail, seat and bulkhead, plus seated pilot figure    
  • Detailed landing gear and wheel wells    
  • 3-part canopy may be posed open or closed    
  • Optional position wing flaps    
  • External stores: centerline drop tank, wing bomblets
Specifications
  • Scale: 1/32nd
  • Wingspan: 33.4 cm
  • Length: 27.6 cm
Markings
  • Single decal sheet with markings for 3 aircraft    
    • 1: 3-137, Yokosuka Naval Wing, Yokosuka, 1945, Lt Jg Saburo Sakai    
    • 2: 252-114, 252rd Flying Group, WO T. Iwamoto, Mohara Base, Feb 1944     3
    • : 03-09, 203rd Flying Group, WO T. Tanimizu, Kagoshima, June 1945    
  • Airframe Colors    
    • All: Overall IJN Dk Green with Black cowl and IJN Lt Grey undersides    
  • Detail Colors    
    • Flat Colors: Black, Green, Dark Brown, Flesh, White, Light Brown, Rust, Light Grey, Dark Grey  
    • Gloss Colors: Silver, White, Blue-Green, Gun Metal
Requirements and Suggestions
  • Assembly required    
  • Plastic cement (tes3501)(tes3502)(pls00002)(tam87012) or glue (hlc107)    
  • Modeling Knife (tes50627c)(xacx3201)(exl16001)    
  • Tweezers (tam74003)(exl30416)(tes50632c)    
  • Water for Decals    
  • Paint    
  • Paint Brushes    
  • Pin Vise (tam74050)(zon37-145)(squ10801)(xacx7144)    
  • Toothpicks or Glue Tips (adc121)    
  • Adult Supervision
Made in Japan
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