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Aeroplane Model - Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Object Reg. No: ST 023555

Summary:
This 1:32 scale model of an A6M3 carries the markings of an aircraft found damaged at Buna, New Guinea by Australian troops in January 1943 following the Japanese defeat at Buna-Gona. It had been flown by IJN Air Group 582. The Japanese characters on the fuselage indicate it was a presentation aircraft paid for by subscription. The red circles or hinomaru were the standard Japanese national identification markings carried by army and navy aircraft. The wrecks of several A6M3 Zeros found at Buna were combined and a complete example was later flown at Brisbane. This model was purchased by the Museum in 1953 from Mr R.D Ramsay.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, fighters, military aircraft, model aeroplanes, scale models, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: Mitsubishi Zero, Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: model propeller aircraft - military
Model Scale: 1:32
Modelmaker: Mr R. Ramsay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1953

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