MITSUBISHI A6M2 "ZERO"



AIRCRAFT DATA

TYPE:

Fighter

IJN DESIGNATION:

Type 0 Carrier-borne Fighter, Model 21

USN DESIGNATION:

Zero

SPECIFICATIONS:

Length: 29' 9"

Wingspan: 36' 2"

Wing area: 238 sq. ft

Planform: Tapered

Empty Weight: 3,920 lbs

Normal Loaded Weight: 5,750 lbs

Max Takeoff Weight: 6,330 lbs

PROPULSION:

Engines: One

Powerplant: Nakajima NK1C Sakae 21 fourteen-cylinder
air-cooled radial engine

Horsepower: 950 hp

Fuel Capacity: 156 US gallons (internal tanks);
94 US gallons (fuselage drop-tank)

PERFORMANCE:

Range: 1,930 miles

Max Speed: 340 mph at 19,700 ft

Ceiling: 32,810 ft

LANDING GEAR:

Main: Hydraulic inwardly retractable Oleo struts, one per wing

Tail Wheel: Partly retractable Oleo strut

Arrester Hook: Flush with fuselage, just forward of tail wheel

ARMAMENT:

Two 7.7mm Machine Guns (cowling mounted, forward-firing through propeller)

Two 20mm Cannons (one each wing)

CREW:

One



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