A6M3 First Taxi in 80 Years
YouTube / Chasing Planes
Another Zero Restored
In this video, we get to witness a Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero’s first taxi 80 years after it was first abandoned on the island of Tarawa at the end of WWII.
According to Chasing Planes, the fighter is one of the only 343 Model 32 “Hamps” ever built and now the plane is close to test flights. Very exciting indeed, because planes like these are a huge piece of history.
This is definitely an awesome achievement, and kudos to the restoration team behind it. The plane looks and sounds great!
What are your thoughts on old WWII warbirds being restored to their former glory and taking the skies? Let us know in the comments!