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Interesting choice @kiwichappers two things I also cannot see the photo. All I see is the grey box with gibberish at the top. And Im curious the connection between Australia and New Zealand and an Mitsubishi Zero. I realize the use in attacking Australia and New Guinea but thats not quite in the spirit of the buiod ? Now if it was captured or repurposed or evaluated, by a unit. Or possibly post war as a warbird in either country then I can see it as an entry. Please understand I’m not saying no just looking for a little bit of reasoning behind your choice ? Maybe my co-host Pat @JOCKNEY can add to this. 

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Sorry gents I can't get the link to work, although that could be due to my Luddite abilities  !

 

If the A6M3 has served with either airforce it's a yes from me as I would love to know the history behind it.

 

Cheers Pat 

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35 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

And Im curious the connection between Australia and New Zealand and an Mitsubishi Zero.

Hi Dennis & Pat

 

(Apologies to KiwiChappers if I steal his thunder/rain on his parade)

 

War Prize, it was part of a number of Aircraft Surrendered by the Japanese to Allied Forces,

The Zero was taken by New Zealand Forces, test flown and eventually taken back to New Zealand

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(RNZAF Official - RNZAF Museum - Used with Permissions)

 

When in New Zealand it was demonstrated by the RNZAF, then allocated as an Instructional Airframe with RNZAF Serial

 NZ6000

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(RNZAF Official - RNZAF Museum - Used with Permissions)

The Aircraft was later donated to the Auckland War Memorial Museum, where it now resides

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Regards

 

Alan

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1 minute ago, LDSModeller said:

War Prize, it was part of a number of Aircraft Surrendered by the Japanese to Allied Forces,

The Zero was taken by New Zealand Forces, test flown and eventually taken back to New Zealand

Thats what I suspected but wasn't sure, if thats @kiwichappers intention then pkease by all means go forward once youve figured out the picture issues. 

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9 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Interesting choice @kiwichappers two things I also cannot see the photo. All I see is the grey box with gibberish at the top. And Im curious the connection between Australia and New Zealand and an Mitsubishi Zero. I realize the use in attacking Australia and New Guinea but thats not quite in the spirit of the buiod ? Now if it was captured or repurposed or evaluated, by a unit. Or possibly post war as a warbird in either country then I can see it as an entry. Please understand I’m not saying no just looking for a little bit of reasoning behind your choice ? Maybe my co-host Pat @JOCKNEY can add to this. 

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Sorry guy, although Andy and I discussed this aircraft a few times I've obviously missed the mark with this one.

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On 2/11/2021 at 12:36 AM, kiwichappers said:

I'm struggling to find a P & W 1830 engine for it.

 

Hi,

 

Just curious, why a P&W R1830 Engine for an A6M3 Zero?

 

Are you in New Zealand?

If you need an R 1830 for it, what scale is the model, I may be able to help?

 

Regards

 

Alan

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59 minutes ago, LDSModeller said:

 

Hi,

 

Just curious, why a P&W R1830 Engine for an A6M3 Zero?

 

Are you in New Zealand?

If you need an R 1830 for it, what scale is the model, I may be able to help?

 

Regards

 

Alan

 

 

Cheers Pat

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