Type 0 Fighter Model 52
|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Light Carrier||Standard Aircraft Carrier|
|Armored Carrier||Seaplane Tender|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|Submarine Tender||Fleet Oiler|
The final mass-production version of the Zero-fighter, "Type Zero Carrier-based Fighter Model 52".
As the development of its successors were delayed, the Zero-fighter Type 52 fought bravely as the main late-war carrier-based fighter.
Along with the "Suisei" dive bomber and "Tenzan" torpedo bomber, please use it as your mainstay air task-force.
|Improvement Cost: 120 120 280||★||S||M||T||W||T||F||S||Helper Ship|
|Consumes: 1x Type 0 Fighter Model 52||0||3/5||3/4||
||Shoukaku (Kai/Kai Ni/Kai Ni A)|
Zuikaku (Kai/Kai Ni/Kai Ni A)
|Consumes: 2x Type 0 Fighter Model 52||6||5/8||3/5|
|Consumes: 2x Type 99 Dive Bomber
Produces: 1x Type 0 Fighter Model 62 (Fighter-bomber)★+4
The Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero (Type 0 Carrier-based fighter, Model 52, Allied reporting name "Zeke") is the final mass-production (and perhaps most effective) variant of the Mitsubishi A6M.
Compared to the A6M2, the A6M5 had shorter wings and revised control surfaces while an improved exhaust system and cowling increased power delivery. Carbon-dioxide based fire extinguishers were added while the radio was updated. The A6M5 had a number of incremental updates throughout its various manufacturing lots.
Maximum speed was increased to 565 km/h at 6,000 m and it could reach that altitude in just over 7 minutes. Sub-variants include the A6M5c, while the A6M6 and A6M7 (Model 62) were adapted from the A6M5.
- Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Model 52 (Wikipedia)
- 零式艦上戦闘機 (Japanese Wikipedia)
- Aircraft Profile: Mitsubishi A6M5 to A6M8 'Zero-Sen' ('Zeke 52') (The Boxart Den)