Imperial War Museum Zero
Photos by John Ferguson
 
placard (2).JPG (94743 bytes)cockpit-aft (2).JPG (38298 bytes) cockpit-det (2).JPG (57608 bytes)

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panel-det (2).JPG (65733 bytes)  wing-damage (2).JPG (79554 bytes) wingroot1 (2).JPG (46651 bytes)

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I'm over in the UK right now and have taken a number of shots of the Zero at the Imperial War Museum in London. The pictures are digital and with one overall shot, mostly details. The plane is a Nakajima built A6M5 of uncertain history. They say they captured it during the war and that it came into the museum's possession in 1961.
The landing gear in the display looks too clean to be original, but the rest of the plane seems quite likely as-built. I've enver seen the real thing before. it appears to have been really well constructed in terms of detail work.

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