Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero . .
The new wings on my Zero....i hope i got the shape of them right this time...
About this Moc
This is my second version of my a6m5 zero. Al i really did to change it was change the wings and the side of the fuselage. Anyway hope you like it please comment.
History of the Zero
The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a lightweight fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) from 1940 to 1945. The origin of its official designation was that "A" signified a carrier-based fighter, "6" for the sixth such model built for the Imperial Navy, and "M" for the manufacturer, Mitsubishi. The A6M was usually referred to by the Allies as the "Zero"—a name that was frequently misapplied to other Japanese fighters, such as the Nakajima Ki-43—as well as other codenames and nicknames, including "Zeke", "Hamp" and "Hap".
When it was introduced early in World War II, the Zero was the best carrier-based fighter in the world combining excellent maneuverability and very long range. In early combat operations, the Zero gained a legendary reputation as a "dogfighter" but by 1942, new tactics and techniques enabled Allied pilots to engage the Zero on more equal terms. The IJNAS also frequently used the type as a land-based fighter. By 1943, inherent design weaknesses and the increasing scarcity of more powerful aircraft engines meant that the Zero became less effective against newer enemy fighters that possessed greater firepower, armor, and speed, and approached the Zero's maneuverability. Although the Mitsubishi A6M was outdated by 1944, it remained in production. During the final years of the War in the Pacific, the Zero was utilized in kamikaze operations.