Mitsubishi A6M Reisen
Aircraft Series


Genesis and Development

War Prize

The Lean Years

Aircraft Identity

Colour Schemes

Power Plant



Zero and its Opponents

Preserved Zeros


References & Acknowledgments


Royal Thai Air Force Museum



All text material on this site is
© Peter Lewis
1985, 1999
unless otherwise acknowledged



References & Acknowledgments


Zero Fighter Martin Calding, Macdonald & Co.(Publishers)Ltd., 1970

A6M Zero In Action Shigeru Nohara, Squadron//Signal Publications Inc., 1983

Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War René J Francillon, Putnam & Co.Ltd., 1979

Zero Fighter Robert C Mikesh, Janes Publishing Co.Ltd,, 1981

Mitsubishi A6M1/2/-2N Zero-Sen (Aircam Aviation Series) Richard M Bueschel, Osprey Publications Ltd., 1970

Zero (Warbird History Series) Robert C Mikesh,Motorbooks International, 1994

JNAF Camouflage and Markings World War II Donald W Thorpe Aero Publishers Inc., 1977

AHSNZ Journal - various dates



John Wadham, Auckland Institute & Museum - for providing the initial impetus, access to the aircraft on numerous occasions. and being patient....

David Duxbury for providing copious notes from the RNZAF files, checking my draft biography. and maintaining enthusiasm over six years…

David Phillips, Cliff Jenks, Les Billcliff and John Thompson for assistance in certain areas…

A E Willis of Taupo, and Shiro Imazawa, of Tokyo, who were both involved in the 'active' life of the aircraft...

Flight Lieutenant Wayne Scholz and Flight Sergeant Dennis Doggett of the RAAF for technical information.