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Hanglands
06-15-2007, 06:23 AM
Hi there,

I went to the IWM London yesterday, I'd never been before (I dont usually get any further than RAFM Hendon!).

I found this on the first floor, dunno if anyone here might be interested to see :

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m1.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m7.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m6.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m5.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m3.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m2.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m4.jpg

Found this about it :

"A6M5 cockpit section only, ex Tebrau airfield, Malaysia. Imperial War Museum, London. Code (quoted as) BI-05.
I saw this in 1991, and there is just the truncated section as shown here. From its markings, it was one of the captured aircraft flown briefly at the end of the war for assesment by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit, and on that basis was probably a late-model A6M5"

C&P'd from HERE. (http://mitsubishi_zero.tripod.com/preserved.htm)

Regards.

Hanglands
06-15-2007, 06:23 AM
Hi there,

I went to the IWM London yesterday, I'd never been before (I dont usually get any further than RAFM Hendon!).

I found this on the first floor, dunno if anyone here might be interested to see :

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m1.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m7.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m6.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m5.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m3.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m2.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/a6m4.jpg

Found this about it :

"A6M5 cockpit section only, ex Tebrau airfield, Malaysia. Imperial War Museum, London. Code (quoted as) BI-05.
I saw this in 1991, and there is just the truncated section as shown here. From its markings, it was one of the captured aircraft flown briefly at the end of the war for assesment by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit, and on that basis was probably a late-model A6M5"

C&P'd from HERE. (http://mitsubishi_zero.tripod.com/preserved.htm)

Regards.

ytareh
06-15-2007, 08:57 AM
I was in the Imperial War Museum about a year or two ago and saw that exhibit.I dont think they had wing roots /undercarriage attached then.I was really surprised how flimsily built these planes were .Imagine a plane built of aluminium drinks cans and youre about there!A 0.30 cal mg bullet through the back of the seat would have been fatal ...not a hint of armour...