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A8M5 "Jordan"
A what-if two engine version of the Mitsubishi Zero fighter
About this creation

In 1940-41, the Zero fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service over China soon proved to be the best fighter in the entire Pacific area. However, the Zero was slow and fragile compared to some European designs like the British Spitfire, so it was decided to build a new Zero, with a higher speed, longer range, lots of armour and increased firepower. The resulting plane, the A8M5, became the best fighter built in 1942.

In order to speed the introduction of the new fighter, the A8M5 used the tail, wings, and cockpit of the A6M Zero, the only differences were the new nose with two fixed 20mm cannons, the two engines in the wings and some modifications to improve handling. Two extra external 20mm cannons were also installed under the fuselage.

Faster and more agile than the American fighters used in 1941-43, the A8M5 became world famous during the failed attempt by the Americans to kill Admiral Yamamoto in April 18, 1943 (also known as Operation Vengeance). The 16 American P-38 Lightnings where received by 30 escorting A8M5, resulting in the retreat of the American fighters and the escape of Admiral Yamamoto to Japan a few days later, in total secrecy. Again, this is a what-if story, this plane and history never existed.
Torpedo capable

Side view

Rear view


By 1944, the A8M5 was still used in front line service and sometimes as a long-range interceptor.
It was never used to intercept the new American B-29 bombers, because of its poor performance at high altitude (above 10 000meters), but it was used as a torpedo-bomber and ground-attack aircraft, thanks to its heavy firepower.

Hope you like it

Please comment

Enon



Comments

 I like it 
  August 26, 2012
can u give me instructions on how to make this
 I like it 
  January 9, 2012
Ah man! Really cool work! I also like the use of the wheels for the props! Excellent work!
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  January 8, 2012
Quoting Josh Guilbert but its the P-38s design that would make it more agile.But it didnt have a good enough range to be an escort fighter.you should try to make a KI-43 or KI-84.
But the main mission of the P-38 was: Long-range Escort fighter!
 I like it 
  December 11, 2011
Cool! Jordan is my name ;)
Joo Enon
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Josh Guilbert
  November 26, 2011
but its the P-38s design that would make it more agile.But it didnt have a good enough range to be an escort fighter.you should try to make a KI-43 or KI-84.
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  November 26, 2011
Quoting Josh Guilbert The P-38 was more steam lined lol.If the Jordan was real and had thing armour it would have a longer range.But lack protection.But I would believe the P-38 was a lighter plane.Course it wasnt used as much.It's most famous mission was killing admiral yamamoto
Well, the P-38 was extremely used in the Pacific, Africa and Europe. It was also quite famous because it was the plane used by Antoine de Saint-Exupry when he was killed. The Jordan speed would have been similar to the P-38, because the Jordan has the same dimensions as the Zero and only a little heavier.
Joo Enon
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Josh Guilbert
  November 24, 2011
The P-38 was more steam lined lol.If the Jordan was real and had thing armour it would have a longer range.But lack protection.But I would believe the P-38 was a lighter plane.Course it wasnt used as much.It's most famous mission was killing admiral yamamoto
 I made it 
  November 24, 2011
Quoting Scott Bertaut I don't know Josh, the P-38 was a twin engine and it could turn tighter then the BF-109. It probably isn't as maneuverable as the regular Zero, but it also has a lot more armor so is a better plane over all.
I also agree with you Scott XD
 I like it 
  November 23, 2011
I don't know Josh, the P-38 was a twin engine and it could turn tighter then the BF-109. It probably isn't as maneuverable as the regular Zero, but it also has a lot more armor so is a better plane over all.
 I like it 
  November 23, 2011
Sweet!
Joo Enon
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Josh Guilbert
  November 21, 2011
very Intresting.But a twin engine design would be worse for a zero.Losing it's agility and manuverbility and still maintaining that thin armour.But look's awsome
Joo Enon
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Josh Guilbert
  November 21, 2011
it would boosts the planes speed and probably limit its range to.Also giving it good up and down agility but no dogfighting manuverbility.This would be better suited for night fighter,straffing plane,dive bomber or torpedo bomber
 I like it 
  November 21, 2011
Cool idea!
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  November 21, 2011
Quoting Josh Guilbert very Intresting.But a twin engine design would be worse for a zero.Losing it's agility and manuverbility and still maintaining that thin armour.But look's awsome
I dont think so. Two engines produce more power than one, making it more agile. But its true, it would lose in manuverbility. Thanks ^^
 I like it 
  November 21, 2011
I really enjoy the what-if stories you make up for your creations. Keep up the good work!
 I made it 
  November 21, 2011
Quoting Jay Rhum Nice plane! You're starting to have an impressive fleet, buddy! Regards - Jay
Thanks Jay Rhum. And I have more projects ready to be shown. From castle to submarines.
 I like it 
  November 21, 2011
Nice plane! You're starting to have an impressive fleet, buddy! Regards - Jay
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  November 21, 2011
Quoting Ultramarine . You never cease to amaze! Great work again, I really appreciate two-engine jobs, and this is exceptional! -Ultra
Thanks Ultramarine! Im also a fan of your works ^^
 I made it 
  November 21, 2011
Quoting Scott Bertaut Really good, if they Japanese had had these they would have fared much better in the war. Really though, they just needed to gather more raw materials first before they started their attack. And sent that 3rd wave at pearl harbor to take down our oil supply.
I love what-if stories and projects like this. World war two is a fertile place for this kind of stories
 I like it 
  November 21, 2011
You never cease to amaze! Great work again, I really appreciate two-engine jobs, and this is exceptional! -Ultra
 I like it 
  November 21, 2011
Really good, if they Japanese had had these they would have fared much better in the war. Really though, they just needed to gather more raw materials first before they started their attack. And sent that 3rd wave at pearl harbor to take down our oil supply.
 I made it 
  November 21, 2011
Quoting yama masa Nice fighter! I like the overall shape of it and the flag! Maybe because I'm Japanese... Great work!
Thanks Yama Masa! ^^
 I like it 
  November 21, 2011
Nice fighter! I like the overall shape of it and the flag! Maybe because I'm Japanese... Great work!
 
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