Wing of the Japanese mitsubishi a6m zero fighters in the air.
Pacific theater of operations: View from the place of the shooter of a Japanese bomber to the Mitsubishi A6M Zero escort fighters.
Mitsubishi A6M Zero – Japanese light carrier-based fighter from World War II. It was produced from 1940 to 1945, a total of 10 939 units were built. A6M had technical superiority over Allied aircraft until the beginning of 1942, when American formations began to arm themselves with Lightnings, which could dictate the conditions of the battle, using their advantage in flight performance at high altitudes. In 1943, Allied fighters surpassed the A6M in terms of firepower, armor and speed, and also reduced the maneuverability gap. In 1944, the A6M was completely outdated, but continued to be produced. In the last months of the war, it was used for kamikaze attacks.