A6M2 Zeros. The Mitsubishi A6M2, nicknamed the Zero, was the Kamikaze pilot’s premium machine. Its range was a decent 1,930 miles. The Zero could hit a maximum speed of 332 mph. This flying coffin was almost 30 feet long, and its wingspan was about 39 feet. The Japanese modified this aircraft to accommodate one 500-pound bomb.
“Mary Ruth - Memories of Mobile” and the Bomb Squadron flying toward the German U-boat pens at Lorient, France, May 17 This photo was taken from “Memphis Belle” on her last combat sortie (United States National Archives).
Cruising Altitude Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Victor Hernandez