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Mitsubishi

Shipborne Fighter A6M "Reisen, Zero" , Mitsubishi participated practically in all air battles spent by imperial fleet. Its excellent manoeuvrability and high range became almost a legend.

The maximum point of development of this machine became model A-6M2, following modification A-6MЗ had more high-power engine, but smaller range, A-6M5 has been more hard armed, and A-6M6 had a reinforced armour protection and a payload and in a much more degree was a fighter - bomber. With use of external fuel tanks "Zero" had phenomenal radius of action. Such range was reached by means of the control system of engine power setting and in many respects depend on skill of the pilot.


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