This new decal sheet
markings for 4 A6M5 Zero 'Gekitsuio' Aircraft.
flown by Lt. (jg) Sadaaki Akamatsu. Records have him at 30 probable
flown by Ensign Saburo Sakai. He participated in the China war,
achieving his first aerial victory in Oct 1938. His last action
occurred in Aug 1945 fighting off a B-32 Dominator over Tokyo Bay. He
said his final tally was 60 destroyed or damaged aircraft.
flown by Warrant Officer Takeo Tanimizu from Kyushu, Japan in June 1945.
Official record show he had 32 aerial victories.
flown by Lt. (jg) Tetsuzo Iwamoto. Considered the top JNAF "Gekitsuio"
with more than 80 aerial victories.
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The 2 pages of
instructions are clear and include 3 color views of the aircraft. The
decals are printed on 1 decal sheet on the 1/48 decal sample I have before
me. These aircraft are all Dark Green 2 (IJN) on top and Light Gray (IJN)
on the underside. Prop spinners are either Red, Red brown or Gloss
Aluminum depending on the aircraft with black noses......the instruction sheet
shows all this. Recommended kits in 1/32 scale are either the 1/32 Tamiya
A6M5 Zero or the 1/32 Hasegawa A6M5c Zero.
The Zero is the best
known aircraft used by the Japanese forces during WW2. This sheet brings
together some of the high scoring Japanese Aces from WW2 and the Zero on this
sheet flown by Lt.
(jg) Tetsuzo Iwamoto with all the pink Cherry Blossom
kill markings is particularly interesting. Another winning decal sheet
You can order this
decal sheet from the Zotz
I would like to
providing me with this review sample.