Japanese Zero Nameplate taken off Iwo Jima

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  1. cplnorton

    cplnorton New Member

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    I bought a scrapbook of a Marine who was on Iwo Jima. In there he has a tag off of a Japanese Zero. His notes are this tag was taken off this plane pictured below on Iwo. Any chance you guys could track the plane by this tag and tell me more about it?

    Here is the tag:

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    Here is the plane he took it off of. Or at least the wreckage.

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    tyrodtom Well-Known Member

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    It's intresting to note that evidently Mitsubishi used the same logo then that they use today.
    Second from the bottom line of the tag, right column, second symbol.
     
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    Fantastic score mate! No doubt someone will be able to help with info here.

    ...And welcome to the forum too!
     
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    Nice collection rare to find today.

    The plate says -

    Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co Ltd/Nagoya Aircraft Factory
    Airframe: Type Zero Carrier Fighter Model 22/A6M3
    Production No. 2884
    Part No. 6012
    Self Weight 10.700Kgs
    Inspection Seal(from left to right): Navy Mitsubishi Kayaba
    Inspection Date: NIL

    I think the plate came from A6M3 landing gear as Kayaba was famous for oleo struts.

    I don't think the second photo has anything to do with Zero. That engine looks Kinsei for any bomber.

    Wish above helps.
     
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    I will have to post some of his pictures when I get a little time. He has about a dozen pictures of zeros. It's really neat.
     
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    I'm posting a photo of a name plate supposedly from a WW 11 Japanese Aircraft.
    Is it off a WW 11 Japanese War Plane or a Toyota??? 002.JPG
     
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    It's from army Ki-44 Tojo and has nothing to do with PH but very very rare one.

    It says
    "Type 2 Fighter(model 2)
    Serial No. 1625
    Rolly Out in January 1944
    Manufacturor Nakajima Aircraft Co Ltd
    Assembly Inspection in December 1943
    Flight Inspection in January 1944"
     
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    If anyone has Japanese aircraft data plates that they want to sell, please send me a message. I'm an end collector of these and I'm willing to pay top dollar. Thanks.
     
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    I agree Shinpachi, the engine is wrong and so is a 4 blade prop, nice items and photos though!
     
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    My Dad mailed these home to my Mom fro 0620161713.jpg m Okinawa. Interested? Make an offer.
     

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    They look came from a navy Type 1 or 3 aviation radio.
    Probably 10 dollars or so a piece but could be priceless for your family :)
     
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