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Zero Fighter Over Japan

Discussion in 'Military Vehicle Restoration' started by bronk7, Jan 27, 2016.

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    Curses...I thought this was a "newly" airworthy A6M, but it was only purchased from it's American owner.

    Looks like NX553TT, I wounder how much he paid for it?
     
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    I would be happy with a replica remote controlled Zero
     
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    "I would be happy with a replica remote controlled Zero"

    Luxury. ..
    I'd be happy with a broken remote control, and rejoice in the fact the batteries were dead.
     
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    We dreamed of having a broken remote control!
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuoVlQOO4xc
     
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    I am liking that sound...


    Rare credit to the Wail for correcting the 'first flight' thing.

    Murky, trying to work out which plane is which, isn't it.
    I remain slightly confused by the below, but it at least gives rough prices over time for very similar machines, if not the same one precisely:
    http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=553TT&x=0&y=0

    http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/a6m3/3858_replica.html
    94-97 - c.$300k
    2008 - $1.9m
    http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/a6m3/3858_replica/zero-for-sale.html#axzz3z4N8Z9FW

    http://www.aircraftone.com/aircraft.asp?tn=n553tt
     
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    They do sound sweet. No exhaust manifolds or turbos like a lot of other radials.
     
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    Yes, the exhaust manifolds were done away with on the A6M5 Model 52 in order to get a slight boost in speed via engine exhaust. IIRC, it was good for just under a 10 knot increase.

    A turbo was experimented with, but proved very unreliable and was given up on.
     
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    how old is the piston-engine technology?? about 100 years?? now we have jets....the WW2 pilots were moving in ''slow'' motion...knights in battle....will future fighters go faster?? battle faster? will there be future fighters??
     

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