Mitsubishi A6M Reisen (Zero)

Fighter / Fighter Bomber

Mitsubishi A6M2 Reisen (Zero) Imperial Japanese Navy 11593 51553 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Mitsubishi A6M known as the Zero is a single-engine single-seat fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, operated during WWII by the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelNakajima NK1C Sakae 12
Engine Power708 kW950 hp
Speed533 km/h288 kts
  331 mph
Service Ceiling10.000 m32.808 ft
Range1.800 km972 NM
1.119 mi.
Empty Weight1.680 kg3.704 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.410 kg5.313 lbs
Wing Span12,00 m39 ft 4 in
Wing Area22,4 m241 ft
Length9,07 m29 ft 9 in
Height3,05 m10 ft 0 in
First Flight01. Apr. 1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 11000
ICAO CodeZERO
Data for (Version)Mitsubishi A6M2 Type 0 Model 21

[Photo-ID: 5309] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Mitsubishi A6M2 Reisen (Zero), Imperial Japanese Navy, 11593, c/n 51553, Karsten Palt, 2012Mitsubishi
A6M2 Reisen (Zero)
Imperial Japanese Navy
Reg.: 11593
c/n: 51553
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 12369] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Mitsubishi A6M3 Reisen (Zero), Flying Heritage Collection, N652Z, c/n 4400, Karsten Palt, 2016Mitsubishi
A6M3 Reisen (Zero)
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: N652Z
c/n: 4400
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 12370] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Mitsubishi A6M3 Reisen (Zero), Flying Heritage Collection, N652Z, c/n 4400, Karsten Palt, 2016Mitsubishi
A6M3 Reisen (Zero)
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: N652Z
c/n: 4400
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 12371] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Mitsubishi A6M3 Reisen (Zero), Flying Heritage Collection, N652Z, c/n 4400, Karsten Palt, 2016Mitsubishi
A6M3 Reisen (Zero)
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: N652Z
c/n: 4400
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 12372] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Mitsubishi A6M3 Reisen (Zero), Flying Heritage Collection, NX3852, c/n 3852, Karsten Palt, 2016Mitsubishi
A6M3 Reisen (Zero)
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: NX3852
c/n: 3852
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 12373] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Mitsubishi A6M3 Reisen (Zero), Flying Heritage Collection, NX3852, c/n 3852, Karsten Palt, 2016Mitsubishi
A6M3 Reisen (Zero)
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: NX3852
c/n: 3852
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 12374] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Mitsubishi A6M3 Reisen (Zero), Flying Heritage Collection, NX3852, c/n 3852, Karsten Palt, 2016Mitsubishi
A6M3 Reisen (Zero)
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: NX3852
c/n: 3852
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 12368] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Mitsubishi A6M3 Reisen (Zero), Imperial Japanese Navy, , c/n 1303, Karsten Palt, 2016Mitsubishi
A6M3 Reisen (Zero)
Imperial Japanese Navy
 
wreckage
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 6040] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero), , NX46770, c/n 5357, Karsten Palt, 2012Mitsubishi
A6M5 Reisen (Zero)
Reg.: NX46770
c/n: 5357
 
flyable
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6039] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero), , NX46770, c/n 5357, Karsten Palt, 2012Mitsubishi
A6M5 Reisen (Zero)
Reg.: NX46770
c/n: 5357
 
flyable
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6038] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero), , NX46770, c/n 5357, Karsten Palt, 2012Mitsubishi
A6M5 Reisen (Zero)
Reg.: NX46770
c/n: 5357
 
flyable
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10167] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero), Imperial Japanese Navy, , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Mitsubishi
A6M5 Reisen (Zero)
Imperial Japanese Navy
 
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 10168] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero), Imperial Japanese Navy, , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Mitsubishi
A6M5 Reisen (Zero)
Imperial Japanese Navy
 
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 6143] Karsten Palt 2012-06-14
Mitsubishi A6M7-63 Reisen (Zero), Imperial Japanese Navy, E-143, c/n 23186, Karsten Palt, 2012Mitsubishi
A6M7-63 Reisen (Zero)
Imperial Japanese Navy
Reg.: E-143
c/n: 23186
 
San Diego Air and Space Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6144] Karsten Palt 2012-06-14
Mitsubishi A6M7-63 Reisen (Zero), Imperial Japanese Navy, E-143, c/n 23186, Karsten Palt, 2012Mitsubishi
A6M7-63 Reisen (Zero)
Imperial Japanese Navy
Reg.: E-143
c/n: 23186
 
San Diego Air and Space Museum [San Diego, CA]