Planes of Fame Museum - December 1999 & February 2002
The following pictures are actually of 2 different Zero aircraft:
Tail Number 61-120 is the one that flies and Tail Number HK-102 is in the
hanger in 1999. You will even notice on one of the photos of HK-102 that the prop
has a very serious nick making it un-airworthy.
A6M5 Reisen Zero - 1999
61-120 is the only flying Zero in the world w/ the original Sakae engine. It flew on the day I was at the Museum, but, as you can
see it was not an airshow day; therefore, the aircraft has to stay above pattern altitude which makes photography quite difficult.
These air pictures were taken with a 700 mm lens.
61-120 was washed and looked really good today.
I managed to get some shots while the aircraft taxied out for the air display.
The following pictures are of the Zero in the Hanger & is NOT the one that flies.
A6M5 Reisen Zero - 2002
61-120 in its post-Pearl Harbor movie colors in the hanger next to the J2M Raiden Jack.
Bt-15/Val - 2002
In the main hanger was the BT-15 that was converted to a Val for the movie "Tora, Tora, Tora".
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