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#41 Yamaneko

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:53



Corsair "wins".  :lol:

 

And the damage model 2.0 is highly-detailed! :biggrin:

 

Interesting to see the semi-metallic finish (anti-corrosion treatment layer) from inside the Zero’s fuselage:

 

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This is showing one more time the Zero mockup (built by Mitsubishi) used in the 1984 movie "Zerosen Moyu" is not an exact replica, down to every last detail: ;)

 

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"Zerosen Moyu": Damaged A6M2 after collision with B-17                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                              


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#42 =LD=Hiromachi

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 19:13

youtube.com/watch?v=-0hq55rRTTs

 

A translated first part of the documentary presenting the history of the creation of A6M. It goes deeply into the history of Japanese aviation and with great detail explains the changes in the industry and developments. It's long indeed, but worthy every minute. Plus you may see original footage from Kanichi Kashimura flight in his A5M without 2/3rds of the wing. 


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#43 =LD=Hiromachi

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 11:59

youtube.com/watch?v=r0R-0HbtslA

 

It's an advertisement of a material featuring history and details of Planes of Fame A6M5, but still its worth watching to see the details of the machine, cockpit and other stuff :)


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#44 =LD=Hiromachi

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 21:10

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#45 =LD=Hiromachi

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 23:23

A bunch of pictures of Planes of Fame A6M5, including ones from overhaul which show various internal details and systems. Pretty neat for any technical geek. 

https://www.facebook...54924024362552/


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#46 Boomerang

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 14:45

These are gorgeous birds. My favourite Models are the 52 and the 53c. I think they appear to look very simular to the Gloster F.5/34. 


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#47 =LD=Hiromachi

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:08

So here is an interesting bit of a statistic for a period of February 1943 to February 1944 for Solomon Islands, New Guinea and Rabaul area indicating combat losses and victories of Zero fighters against Allied opponents :

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This was complied by user Ermanno and posted on j-aircraft boards few days ago, primary source is "IJN Zero battle Diary: Victories and Losses for Zero over Solomon" Volumes 1 to 3, by Irushi Yememoto:

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#48 =LD=Hiromachi

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:30

Zero fighter rises over Japan with a Japanese pilot at the stick

http://www.asahi.com...1706040009.html


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#49 ITAF_Rani

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:37

Zero fighter rises over Japan with a Japanese pilot at the stick
http://www.asahi.com...1706040009.html



Txs for the video...love it.
Zero was my first kilt I built when I was 12...love this plane..
Look forward the release of BOP
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#50 Gambit21

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:33

I'll be watching a Zeke fly next weekend, along with a Hellcat, Oscar, Wildcat, B-25...

 

http://www.flyingher...heater-Day.aspx

 

Last year there were several Oscars and Zekes, 2 Hellcats.

I'm not sure if they're all of the same aircraft (not belonging to the hosting museum) are flying in this year or not...hope so.

 


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#51 MiloMorai

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:44

NAVAL AVIATION COMBAT STATISTICS—WORLD WAR II

https://www.history....graphs/nasc.pdf


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100 octane fuel was in wide  spread use during the BoB by RAF FC.The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed. There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.   Amiable to the Amiable; Inflexible to the Arrogant We never refuse to correct something that was found outside ED if it is really proven...But we never will follow some "experts" who think that only they are the greatest aerodynamic guru with a secret knowledge. Yo-Yo knows what he is doing and is delivering great products. That is why I bought DCS.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 20:41

https://www.facebook...54461168131684/

 

And one more, from the Zero that was restored not so long ago. 


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#53 Gambit21

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 02:58

I saw one just like that fly last year at the same event Hiro.

Not sure who owned it - it didn't show up this time.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:19

And one more: https://www.facebook...94431243968733/


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