Postby Mike on Sun 13 May 2012, 7:28 am

I had the opportunity to shoot this Mitsubishi Zero yesterday. It has been rarely seen in the past 10 years or so since it was used in the filming of 'Pearl Harbor', and has spent most of the intervening years stored in Southern California.


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Postby timuss on Sun 13 May 2012, 8:06 pm

Cracking shot :drool: :cool: :clap:
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Postby Maisie on Mon 14 May 2012, 9:22 am

Superb! Find it bizzare that there are over 300+ views and now two replies! No appreciation for a photo like this??
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Postby Mike on Mon 14 May 2012, 3:27 pm

This is one of three wrecks that were recovered from the South Pacific in the 90s and rebuilt in Russia (using mostly new metal) and fitted with R-1830s from DC-3s. The first is now with the CAF at Camarillo, the second is this one, and the third one (which spent some time stored at Duxford in the late-90s) ended up with Paul Allen in Seattle, and last month finally made its first flight in the hands of Steve Hinton.

This one was used for the 'Pearl Harbor' movie filming in Hawaii, and has been stored since then. It appeared at Chino's airshow last week, and has now been leased from its owner (a Japanese businessman) by a new flying museum in Anchorage, Alaska, and was being ferried up there over the past few days.

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Postby st24 on Mon 14 May 2012, 3:29 pm

Fabulous! Always thought the Zero had some very pleasing, rounded lines... :clap:
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Postby Stu on Mon 14 May 2012, 7:06 pm

Looks great :clap:
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Postby F-86 on Mon 14 May 2012, 7:44 pm

Lovely shot. :clap:
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Postby Flare Path on Mon 14 May 2012, 9:58 pm

Majestic. :clap:
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Postby ciaranchef on Sat 26 May 2012, 3:13 am

Dear me what a cracker, you were incredibly fortunate to fly with it ..thanks for sharing..... :clap:
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Postby Dora9a on Mon 28 May 2012, 12:54 am

Great shot, please post more!!
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