Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero

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Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
General
Type: Fighter
Owner: Japan
Specifications
Armament
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History
The most famous Japanese fighter of world war 2 the A6M Zero was Japan's primary carrier based fighter plane during the early stages of the war. When introduced in 1940 it was considered the best carrier plane in the world, the A6M2 variant was the first major production model with over 1,500 being built. Their first use in combat was in China where 13 A6M2 Zeros shot down 27 Polikarpov I-15 and I-16 without any losses. They continued to dominate the air during the early stages of the Pacific war. It wasn't until July 1942 when a crash landed but intact A6M2 Zero was found on Akutan Island in Alaska that the Americans were able to study the Zero. From this captured plane the Americans were able to devise tactics to deal with the Zero and along with the introduction of new American fighters were able to end the Zero's dominance in the Pacific.


Notes

The A6M was known by multiple names during the war, Mitsubishi Navy Type 0, Mitsubishi Navy 12-shi & Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen, Rei-sen meaning "zero fighter". Originally the official Allied reporting name was "Zeke" however later in the war "Zero" became more common.


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Early-War
1942 - 1944:
Mid-War
1944 - 1945:
Late-War
1945 - 1960:
Post-War
1930 - 1960:
Total-War
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Defenses
Anti-Tank: Type 1 47mm, Type 90 75mm, Type 5 105mm, M40 106mm
Anti-Aircraft: Type 96 25mm, Type 99 88mm, Type 5 150mm, Bofors 40mm L/70
Artillery: Type 91 105mm, Type 96 150mm, Type 4 40cm, M1A1 155mm
Ground Vehicles
Construction/Supply: Type 4 Chi-So, Isuzu Type 97, Nissan Type 180, Toyota Su-Ki
Transport: Isuzu Type 94, Type 95 Kurogane, Type 98 So-Da, Type 1 Ho-Ha, Type 1 Ho-Ki, Type SU 60
Armoured Car: Type 92 Osaka, Toyota J40
Tankette: Type 92, Type 94 TK, Type 97 Te-Ke
Light Tank: Ko-Gata, Otsu-Gata, Type 95 Ha-Go, Type 3 Ke-Ri, Type 4 Ke-Nu, Type 98 Ke-Ni, Type 98B Ke-Ni Otsu, Type 98 Ke-Ni Kai, Type 2 Ke-To, Type 5 Ke-Ho
Medium Tank: Type 89 I-Go, Type 97 Chi-Ni, Type 97 Chi-Ha, Type 98 Chi-Ho, Type 97 Chi-Ha "Shinhoto", Type 1 Chi-He, Type 3 Chi-Nu, Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai, Type 4 Chi-To (Prototype), Type 4 Chi-To, Type 5 Chi-Ri (Plan 1), Type 5 Chi-Ri, Type 5 Chi-Ri (TRI), Type 5 Chi-Ri (MHI), Type 5 Chi-Ri II, STA-1, STA-2, STA-3, Type 61, STB-1
Heavy Tank: Type 91, Type 95, Shisei 100t, Type 100 O-I, Type 120 O-I, Type 2604, Type 4 Tiger
Anti-Aircraft: Type 94 20mm AA, Type 98 Ta-Se, Type 98 Ta-Se II, M42 Duster
Tank Destroyer: Type 1 Ho-Ni I, Type 3 Ho-Ni III, Type 5 Ho-Ru, Type 5 Ho-Ri (Concept), Type 5 Ho-Ri, Type 5 Ho-Ri II, Type 5 Chi-Ri II TD, Type 5 Na-To, Type 5 Ka-To, Type 60
Support: Type 2 Ho-I, Type 5 Ku-Se, 120mm Short, 120mm Long
Artillery: Jiro-Sha, Type 100 Te-Re, Type 1 Ho-Ni II, Type 4 Ho-To, Type 4 Ho-Ro, Type 4 Ha-To, Type 5 Ho-Chi, Type SY 56, Type SX 60, Type 67
Flame/Chem Tank: Type 94 Ko-Go
Repair Vehicle: Se-Ri
Amphibious: Type 92 A-I-Go, SR I-Go, SR Ro-Go, Type 2 Ka-Mi, Type 3 Ka-Chi, Type 4 Ka-Tsu, Type 5 To-Ku
Other: Type 97 Ka-Ha, Type 97 Shi-Ki
Aircraft
Fighter: Ki-27, A6M2 Zero, A6M5 Zero, Ki-43 Hayabusa, Ki-61 Hien, Ki-84 Hayate, Ki-100, J7W1 Shinden, J7W2 Shinden-Kai, Ki-201 Karyu, Katsuodori, F-86 Kyokukō
Ground Attack: Ki-32, Ki-51, Ki-98, Ki-102, Ki-115 Tsurugi, Kikka, T-1 Hatsutaka
Bomber: Ki-21, Ki-48 Sokei, Ki-49 Donryu, Ki-67 Hiryu, R2Y1 Keiun, R2Y2 Keiun-Kai, G10N1 Fugaku, Kawasaki P-2J
Transport: Ki-57, G4M, Ki-105 Otori
Other: Fu-Go, MXY7 Ohka
Naval
Cruiser/Battleship: Yamato
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