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Akutan Zero Query
« on: May 06, 2010, 11:58:08 PM »
I have been researching the Akutan Zero and have hit a brick wall. Is there a colour photo of the aircraft after the USN finished rebuilding it? More specifically, does anybody know what the colours used on it were? I have found that it is listed as being in standard USN camoflage, which would be Blue-Gray over White in 1942, but the BW photos I have has what looks like a darker colour for the underside. Does anybody know what it could be?

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Re: Akutan Zero Query
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 03:38:05 AM »
Googled it and found BW photos in the Blue-Gray over White, indeed found no color... also never seen it in color elsewhere, only the white and green ones. But it's not really my interest area.

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/a6m2/4593.html
http://www.nasaimages.org/luna/servlet/detail/nasaNAS~2~2~11169~113160:

Doesn't look too dark to me? If you look at some BW pics of those years of other navy planes, it also seems to be darker sometimes... I don't know.


Check out this article: http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/1997/2/1997_2_56.shtml

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Jim Rearden, a forty-seven-year resident of Alaska, is the author of fourteen books and more than five hundred magazine articles, mostly about Alaska. Among his books is Koga’s Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II, which can be purchased for $12.95 plus $4.00 for postage and handling from Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 713 South Third Street West, Missoula, MT 59801.

Maybe contact him, or get his book?

Koga's Zero: The Fighter That Changed World War II : Found in Alaska
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