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1/72 War Bird Collection no.85
Mitsubishi A6M3/3a Zero Fighter Model 22 (Zeke)
Item No: 60785

Length: 126mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

Going the Distance
The A6M3/3a Zero fighter (Model 22) was designed to correct some of the shortcomings of its A6M3 (Model 32) predecessor, which included reduced flight range. This entailed the Model 22 being given standard-length 12m wings and receiving a larger fuel tank, measures which were largely successful. A version was also produced with longer machine gun barrels. The Model 22 was first assigned to flight groups from early 1943, and saw action in the hotly-contested Solomon Islands area.

About the Model
This is a 1/72 scale plastic assembly model kit. Length: 126mm, Width: 167mm. šThe more symmetrical form adopted by the Model 22 is realistically captured by the model. šThe model can be assembled with longer wing-mounted machine guns. šThe cockpit interior and landing gear bay are also accurately reproduced. šChoose between open and closed canopy parts. šTwo marking options are included.


The model accurately captures elements of the aircraft's style such as the main wing and redesigned engine cowling.

The 12m wings represented a return to the original Zero design. The model can also be fitted with longer machine guns.

Also features an accurate depiction of the cockpit interior. Choose from open and closed rear canopy parts.

LtCdr. Saburo Shindo, 582nd Naval Air Group, Buin, Bougainville, June 1943

251st Naval Air Group, the Solomons, May 1943

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M3/3a Zero Fighter Model 22 (Zeke)
Tamiya Spray Colors (Item No.)
AS-29 Gray Green (IJN) 86529
AS-21 Dark Green 2 (IJN) 86521
AS-12 Bare-Metal Silver 86512

Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
(Item No.)
Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
(Item No.)
Enamel Colors
(Item No.)
X-2 White 81502 80002
XF-1 Flat Black 81701 80301
X-5 Green 81505 80005
XF-7 Flat Red 81707 80307
X-7 Red 81507 80007
XF-12 J.N. Grey 81712 80312
X-10 Gun Metal 81510 80010
XF-16 Flat Aluminum 81716 80316
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511 80011
XF-23 Light Blue 81723 80323
X-13 Metallic Blue 81513 80013
XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756 80356
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518 80018
XF-64 Red Brown 81764 80364
X-25 Clear Green 81525 80025
XF-71 Cockpit Green (IJN) 81771 80371

¡Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

¡Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73007 Display Case F

Information is correct as of January 30, 2014. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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