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The last flying WW2 Japanese Zero - video

This is the only WWII Japanese aircraft that is flyable today with an original Japanese WWII engine, the Mitsubishi Sakae 14-cylinder, Model 31 “Prosperity.

This A6M5 Zero is owned by the Planes of Fame Museum located in Chino, California. In the late 1970s, this aircraft was restored to flying status. The engine was restored by the Stewart-Davis Company in Long Beach, California….

This aircraft was built by Nakajima under license from Mitsubishi in May 1943 and was later captured by US Marines on Saipan in June 1944. It was then shipped to Patuxent River, Maryland in the US for evaluation.

About 190 hours of flight time were logged during this evaluation, including some hours by Charles Lindbergh himself. After being declared surplus following the war, this aircraft was obtained by Ed Maloney in 1950.




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By netchicken: posted on 13-2-2011








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