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Mitsubishi Zero-Special Collection.
SDASM.SC.10100  
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Description
This collection contains materials used to restore the San Diego Air and Space Museum's A6M7 Mitsubishi Type Zero. Some materials include painting information, such as colors and decal placement, engine specifications, building manuals, guns and mounting, cockpit information, and correspondence between restorators and manufacturers.
Background
The Japanese Mitsubishi Navy Type Zero Carrier-Based Fighter or better known as Type Zero Fighter, or Rei-sen (Reisen), was a single-seat monoplane fighter that came to represent Japanese Imperial forces during World War II. It was the staple fighter plane of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and initially was able to out-fly American fighter planes at the time. It was built in response to a 1937 IJN spec that called for a carrier-based fighter, which was fast, armed with cannon, as maneuverable as the Claude, had long range, and climbed quickly.
Extent
2.5 Cubic Feet This collection consists of 7 boxes containing materials used to restore the A6M7 on display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
Restrictions
For copyright and use restrictions please consult the library director.
Availability
This collection is open to the public by appointment.