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Mitsubishi A6M (Fighter plane)

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Topical headingMitsubishi A6M (Fighter plane)
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Variant(s)A6M (Fighter plane)
Mitsubishi Reisen (Fighter plane)
Mitsubishi Zeke (Fighter plane)
Mitsubishi Zero (Fighter plane)
Reisen (Fighter plane)
Zeke (Fighter plane)
Zero (Fighter planes)
See alsoFighter planes
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Found inVirtual Aircraft Museum website, 17th Jan. 2012: Aircraft directory: Japan, Mitsubishi A6M Reisen/ ZEKE, 1939 (the famous Mitsubishi A6M, popularly known as the 'Zero', was the first carrierborne fighter in the world capable of outperforming any contemporary land-based fighter it was likely to confront)
Wikipedia, 17th Jan. 2012: under Mitsubishi A6M Zero (the Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a long-range fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945; the A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter, and also designated as the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen and Mitsubishi Navy 12-shi Carrier Fighter; the A6M was usually referred to by the Allies as the "Zero", from the 'Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter' designation; the official Allied reporting name was Zeke)