Aircraft Photo of EII-140 | Mitsubishi A6M2b Reisen (Zero) | Japan - Navy | AirHistory.net #47255
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:EII-140
Aircraft Original Type:Mitsubishi A6M Reisen
Aircraft Generic Type:Mitsubishi A6M Reisen
Aircraft Version:Mitsubishi A6M2b Reisen (Zero)
C/n (msn):5450
Operator / Titles:Japan - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman FieldMap
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KNPA   IATA: NPA   Local: NPA   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
 
Photo Date:2 June 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 47255
Photo Comment

This Zero was built in 1942 and operated from the airstrip on the infamous Pacific island of Ballale (now part of the Solomon Islands). After the island was abandoned by the Japanese this and a few other aircraft were left behind and gradually overtaken by the jungle. The wrecks were recovered in 1968 and this Zero was restored (using parts of other Zeros) and is now on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

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