Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Type 22 IJN Fighter
- Zero Fighter is decorated with victory early in the war, the flight performance of the engine as much as possible in less than 1000 hp
Was a great fighter was realized. What 's excellent aircraft, came to ask for even more good things the military manufacturers, including the development of retrofit engine A6M3 type at the beginning of 1941 years ago an outbreak of World War II has been started.
- The focus of development is the manufacturers have been placed in the mercenaries, such as improving productivity, rate of development (roll) roll, and the improvement of speed performance due to the abolition of the wing folding device, the improvement of performance due to high altitude engine retrofit was.
- Engine propeller, propeller formula speed Heng Hamilton diameter has grown 15cm in order to absorb the horsepower has increased has been outfitted with are available 21-inch glory with improved characteristics with superchargers-speed two-stage one. A result of receiving the mounting portion and the significant changes for body weight of the engine performance has been improved contrast is increased, the body has been reduced compared to the Type 21 Zero Fighter.
- Also, been redesigned for improved aerodynamics also refined cowling, carburetor intake was moved from bottom to top. Wing tip was reduced total 1m is shaped into a square. Was fixed gun type 2 instead of No. 2 expression increased the number of bullets 99 20mm cannon-armed fixed-wing also.
- A6M3 was renovated in this way, the first flight on July 14, 1941, the results of the test of many, he worked are deployed Solomon, the Pacific Ocean southwest are employed in the navy as a 32-carrier-based fighter No. 2 zero type . On the other hand received a repair like this, increased speed, and roll rate, which is characteristic of war cruising performance and zero motility in the horizontal plane has been greatly reduced.
- Originally commissioned but did not become less of an issue, lack of range is now close-up and begins to long-distance invasion of Guadalcanal from Rabaul. Type performance cruising've added in the outer wing fuel tank back to the 12m width of the wing is made there, was adopted on January 29, 1943 as type 22 type 2 type zero fighter.
- 22-inch has been working as a protagonist of the air war Solomon type of direction 22 extends range compared to 32-inch, 32-after this, for it was diverted to training troops, yet the new machine. In addition, the type was also made armor armor-type 32 type 22 instead of 3 fixed gun barrel length of 99 No. 2 expression in the armed wing of each type.