Flight Demo of Japanese Zero with ORIGINAL Sakae 31 Engine
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The Rarest Zero
Japanese A6M Zeros were quite a problem during the early parts of WWII. Nowadays, Zeros (like this one) draw flocks of people because of their rarity and appeal.
What’s impressive about this vintage aircraft is that it’s still airworthy to this day. The A6M5 is owned by the Planes of Fame Museum and was restored to flying status in 1978 and again in 2016. So far, this A6M5 is the only operational and original Japanese Zero in the world.
It still uses its original engine – the Nakajima Sakae 31, 14-cylinder 1,130-hp air-cooled radial engine, which was restored by the Stewart-Davis Company in California. Thirty years later and this Zero’s engine is still going strong after its restoration.
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