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Once-feared 'Zero' fighter flies again over Japan

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by jdallen1222, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. jdallen1222

    jdallen1222 He can smell your fear

    May 31, 2013
    Plantation, Fl
    Once-feared 'Zero' fighter flies again over Japan:



    Also look at the, what I assume are, solar panels on those houses.
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  2. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    I am glad there is now a fully restored, flyable ZERO. There are others in collections but I am not sure any others are flying.

    It shows how technology can make radically different choices. The ZERO was designed to be extraordinarily light. In the hands of a skilled pilot it was exceptional. But after those first 500 Japanese Naval Aviators died, the replacement pilots who flew it found it a death trap. Too light, too vulnerable, underarmed and unarmored. When the USAAF brought in the P-38, the Marines the Corsair, and the Navy the Hellcat; the ZERO was the wrong design track.

    But married to the most rigorous pilot training regimen of its day, the ZERO was a remarkable aircraft.

    Thanks for finding this.
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