A6M5c Zero Fighter Type 52c 1/72 Academy

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Originally, the Zero was designed as an air superiority fighter - meant to take down opposing fighters with superior maneuverability and speed. As the war wore on, however, more and more American bombers were making it, unescorted, to their targets in Japan. This variant of the Zero carried an additional pair of 13.2mm machine guns as well as rockets and a thicker wing. All these changes made it less suitable for fighter-to-fighter combat but better for bringing down the massive B-29.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s suggested colors.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/72
Skill Level: 2
Parts: 50+
- Painting and assembly required
- 4 sprues
- Molded in grey plastic
- One decal sheet
- Clear parts
- Highly detailed cockpit interior and landing gear bay
- Fully engraved panel lines and rivet details
- Wooden drop tanks and bombs included

- Includes decals and paint guides for the following versions:

  1. Naval Air Pilot 1/C Takeo Tanimizu, 203rd FG. Kagoshima, June 1945
  2. 302nd FG. At Atsugi, July 1945

- Illustrated instructions and paint guide


Paint Guide:

Metallic Grey
Metallic Green or Flat Green and Silver
Semi-Gloss Black
Flat Black
Red Brown
Light Grey
IJN Green