Rod's WarBirds


Planes of Fame Museum - December 1999 & February 2002

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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.

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61-120 was washed and looked really good today.

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I managed to get some shots while the aircraft taxied out for the air display.

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The following pictures are of the Zero in the Hanger & is NOT the one that flies.

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A6M5 Reisen Zero - 2002

61-120 in its post-Pearl Harbor movie colors in the hanger next to the J2M Raiden Jack.

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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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