Hasegawa A6M2B - 1st build, ? on squadron/history

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  1. fatboris

    fatboris Member

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    Did a snap together with my son and got the bug to start doing models, so this is my first kit. Not knowing anything other than Hasegawa's seemed spendy (so they must OK) and I found one in the clearance bin for $19, I bought it.

    Hasegawa A6M2b 265th Flying Group sku: HAS09573 Here's the kit

    That said, I know I can get insane and buy decals, etc... I don't want to do that yet, just want to get an idea of the history on this plane, squadron, group....whatever. The box says 265th Flying Group but the instructions with paint schemes say "'Ikazuchi Butai' 256th Flying Group Shinchiku A.B. Taiwan Jan. 1944" and "'Ikazuchi Butai' 256th Flying Group Shinchiku A.B. Taiwan Feb. 1944" The markings on the tail are a yellow lightning bolt with a Japanese symbol and black #'s "134" for the Feb version and a white Japanese symbol and white #'s "120"

    I've looked around the internet and haven't been able to find anything. I think it's 265th FG and the instructions are typos but not sure. Even went to j-aircraft and found nothing.

    Can anyone shed some light on this for me and help a rookie out? Thanks.
     
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    Will have a look for you.....and see what I can turn up...
     
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    #3 Wayne Little, Mar 10, 2010
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    :D Thanks for the info, great stuff. It just adds another dimension when you're building and you know a little about the history of the plane. That's when it stops being a piece of plastic.
     
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