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A6M2 Zero, Carrier Hiryu, 2nd Sentai, 1st Koku Kantai (Pearl Harbor)

Aviation Archive collection. Going by the part number, I assume this is Corgi's first Zero. The copyright date on the box is 2001, so modelwise, the basic mold is ancient history. Panel lines are heavy, the canopy has very heavy bracing, and the piece of metal that makes up the belly of the plane curves this way and that, up and over and down, as it fits over both the wing and horizontal tail. The effect is to make this small model appear rather bulky and busy-looking. Suprisingly, it is nonetheless very photogenic. Corgis from this era have a certain relaxing effect. You feel like holding this one at arms length and humming...

Mix & Match. I photographed this model with a Witty A6M3.

 
Type Fighter
Corgi item no. AA33101
Production run Unlimited
 














   


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