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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.

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:

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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