While in Seattle last week I got a chance to visit Legend Flyers in Everett and check out their Zero restoration project. This Zero is an A6M3 (s/n 3148) recovered from Taroa Island and is being restored to flying condition for the Evergreen Museum in Oregon. It will feature an original Sakae engine rather than the more common American engine seen on the majority of flying Zeros.
The drop tank will probably need to be completely reconstructed, but it does give a good idea of the colour of the red primer used on Zeros.
The instrument panel.
Awesome. I woudl like copies of all thsoe pictures.
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