Originally, the Zero was designed as an air superiority fighter-meant to take down opposing fighters with superior maneuverability and speed. As the war wore on, however, more and more American bombers were making it, unescorted, to their targets in Japan. This variant of the Zero carried an additional pair of 13.2mm machine guns as well as rockets and a thicker wing. All these changes made it less suitable for fighter-to-fighter combat but better for bringing down the massive B-29. Kit features pilot figure and two sets of IJN decals.
- IJN 203rd NFG 303rd Sq. Code: 03-09 Takeo Tanimizu Kagoshima A.B. June 1945
- IJN 252nd NFG 311th Sq. Code: 252-114 Tetsuzo Iwamoto Mobara A.B. February 1945