The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a long-extend warrior flying machine managed by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945. The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter, and moreover designated as the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen and Mitsubishi Navy 12-shi Carrier Fighter. The A6M was normally pointed to by the Allies as the “Zero”, from 1940 the year in which the flying machine dropped in aid with the Imperial Navy. The official Allied reporting name was “Zeke”.
Originally posted: November 27, 2012