Naval History and Heritage Command

National Naval Aviation Museum

A6M2 Zero on Display

Photo of the Japanese A6M2 Zero figher on display in the museum
Caption: The museum’s example of the A6M2 Zero was assembled using components from a number of wrecked aircraft discovered at an abandoned fighter strip on Ballele Island near Bougainville. It is displayed nose-to-nose with the museum’s example of the F4F-3A Wildcat, contrasting it with its U.S. Navy adversary in the first year of the Pacific War.
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