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A6M2 Zero Lt. Yoshio Shiga IJN Carrier Kaga, December 1941 1:48 by Hobby Master

Article number: HA8809
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A6M2 Zero Lt. Yoshio Shiga IJN Carrier Kaga, A11-105 December 1941 Pearl Harbor 1:48
December 2020 announcement, May 2021 Release, Limited Edition of 600 Pieces

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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.

On December 7, 1941 Yoshio Shiga was flying Zero AII-105 and led nine aircraft from the carrier Kaga’s fighter divisions. Along with aircraft from Soryu and Hiryu, Shiga’s aircraft were assigned  the task of eliminating aircraft based at Barbers Point Airfield. The Japanese claimed 60 aircraft destroyed with Shiga’s division claiming 15 of them. The U.S. claimed there were 47 various types of which only 33 were operational. In April 1942 Shiga took command of aircraft carrier Jun’yo’s fighter group. Shiga had 6 victories in WWII.

Hobby Master is a Hong Kong based manufacturer producing high quality collectible diecast models. Hobbymaster produces mostly military diecast aircraft models in 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales. It's products are perhaps the most popular military diecast models in the world, and their high quality is award winning. Most models include dynamic moveable parts, historic markings, realistic weaponry and come with their own stand, and many come with additional external weapons, fuel tanks, and pilot figures.

- Pre-painted Diecast Metal Model

- True 1:72 scale
- Professionally painted
- Great attention to detail
- All markings are Tampo printed (pad applied)
- Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
- Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
- Canopy can be displayed open or closed
- Heavy metal construction with a minimum of plastic

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

While we make every effort to maintain our online inventory, If this item is not available to order online, it is likely out of stock. We would be happy to order it in for you, or confirm availability of the item. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] or call 416-674-5959.



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  • Code HA8809
  • SKU HA8809
  • Weight 900
  • Size X 25
  • Size Y 25
  • Size Z 10
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