1. Dronescapes

    The U.S. at war against Japan, and the desperate tactics to save an Empire from defeat

    The U.S. at war against Japan, and the desperate tactics to save an Empire from defeat. https://youtu.be/z0qMAvhjREo
  2. Dronescapes

    Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Japan's long-range carrier-based fighter aircraft

    Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Japan's long-range carrier-based fighter aircraft https://youtu.be/lmshjxrgpgI
  3. Mark O' Hara

    A6m 1:1 Static Display

    Greetings all! I am honoured to be here, I have just joined and this is my first thread. I'm originally from the UK but I now live in Asia, Bataan in the Philippines to be exact where I work as a boat builder, boat building instructor and a Lloyd's Qualified Surveyor. The world of boat building...
  4. S

    Could the Japanese have captured Hawaii if they had won the battle of Midway?

    In another thread, someone posted: "By the middle of 1942, invading Hawaii is simply a fanciful notion. From where would the invasion forces sail? How combat ready would an invading force be after several days at sea? 'Fraid that's not a viable outcome. " I am not so sure this is true. I'm...
  5. Supermarine-SpitfireMkXIV

    Which was better

    just trying something out
  6. C

    Was the Zero too good?

    The question to debate: Was the A6M Zero too good in 1941? By that I mean, did confidence in the zero cause the Japanese military to have an overly optimistic notion of their odds in a war with the Western powers? If they hadn't had the Zero would they have never tried the military expansion...
  7. Z

    Please Help Me Determine the Value of This Aluminum Skin

    Hi everyone, After owning this great piece of WW2 history for the past 37 years, I've decided to put it up for sale. Clearly, there is no precedent to go by to determine its' value. I hope you can help me with this. This was the version with the folding wing tips for carrier duty. This is...
  8. M

    Assistance with identifying A6M Zero Inspection Stamps

    Hi all, first time poster so go easy.... I've been seeking answers to this question around the 'net but to no avail; I am wondering if anyone on this forum knows anything about inspection stamps on components of Japanese aircraft from World War Two, as I am having trouble confirming some...
  9. greybeard

    A6M Zero late models confusion

    Hi all! Had an hard time lately trying to detect "who flew what" about Zero during last year of war. My main reference is quite generic about specific model, always mentioning it only as "Zero". It looks that only few units flew A6M until war's end: 205th Ku 252nd " 302nd " 352nd " 381st "...
  10. Snautzer01

    Aslito airfield wrecks and captured A6m Zero

  11. C

    How Many Zeros?

    I've been trying to figure out how many A6M Zero fighters Japan actually deployed in December 1941. The Wikipedia page for the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service says that in 1941 (no month specified) the Japanese Navy had 660 fighters of which 350 were zeros. Some of the 350 likely never made...