Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 01:26 PM UTC
Tamiya's new 1/32 Scale Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter (Zeke)
The masterfully designed 1/32 scale model of the A6M5 Zero shipboard fighter, with all its intricate detail and moveable parts has now been taken to the next level. Tamiya is proud to release a 1/32 scale model of the Mitsubishi A6M5 shipboard fighter that features realistic lights replicated with light emitting diodes, as well as propeller rotation coupled with synchronized engine sound.
To many Japanese, the Reisen (Zero Fighter) was more than a superbly designed aircraft, it was symbol of the legendary, albeit temporary invincibility of the Japanese Navy in the Pacific theater. Some theorists have even gone so far to say that if not for the design and production of the Zero fighter, the Japanese Navy would have never decided to initiate the Pacific War in the first place. The hope for Japanese victory in the Pacific against the might and sheer numbers of Allied aircraft rested on the Zero fighters and their brave pilots. Now, with Tamiya's Zero Fighter (Zeke) Sound Action Set the thunderous roar of the Sakae 21 engine, having transcended time and space, is available to be heard in your very own living room.

A realistic scale model of the Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter, that features moving parts and sound. 1/32 scale, fuselage length: 285mm, wingspan: 344mm. Display stand size: 285mmx285mmx40mm. Sound of real Sakae 21 Engine digitally recorded.Control mechanism and speaker box housed in display stand enable replication of start-up process of engine- from initial running to finish. Simultaneous propeller rotation and engagement of lights are also possible. Mini-motor encased in engine powers propeller rotation to synchronize with each phase of engine start-up.LED and optical fiber used to replicate tail, wing and fuselage lights. Model lights up in a total of 9 different places. Unpainted canopy parts come with pre-painted window frame parts.Kit requires four R14/C/UM2 batteries (sold separately).
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