HA8808 Hobbymaster Japanese A6M2 Zero Fighter Type 21 EI-111, Lt Takumi Hoashi IJN Carrier Shokaku December 1941 “Pearl Harbor”

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Hobbymaster 1/48th scale
HA8808
Japanese A6M2 Zero Fighter Type 21
EI-111
Lt Takumi Hoashi
IJN Carrier Shokaku
December 1941
"Pearl Harbor"

RRP £90.00

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Hobbymaster  1/48th scale HA8808 Japanese A6M2 Zero Fighter Type 21 EI-111, Lt Takumi Hoashi IJN Carrier Shokaku December 1941 “Pearl Harbor”. Buy online now at Flying Tigers.

 

The A6M entered service in 1940 and became known as the Zero because of the Japanese designation of Type 0 Carrier Fighter. The Zero technology was years ahead of any other fighter and had no problem clearing the skies of opposing aircraft. There were numerous variants of the Zero including the folding wing A6M2 Model 21 designed for carrier operations. The A6M2 was the most produced Japanese aircraft of WWII. As the war went on the Model 21 would be the Zero variant that most Allied pilots would encounter.

Takumi Hoashi was one of the Zero pilots launched during the first wave attack on Pearl Harbor from the aircraft carrier Shokaku on December 7, 1941. His mission, along with others, was to strafe Bellows Field. Hoashi and his wingman claimed 3 aircraft destroyed on the ground. Hoashi held the rank of Buntaicho (usually a Lieutenant commanding a division) from November 1941 until June 1942. Hoashi was killed in June 1943 when the second prototype of the J2M2 Raiden he was flying crashed and burst into flames.

RRP £90.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: HA8808

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