FPP126 - Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"


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By Vincent "Jell-O" Aiello, Retired US Navy Fighter Pilot, Vincent "Jell-O" Aiello, and Retired US Navy Fighter Pilot. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

As the storm clouds of war once again formed in the late 1930's, the Japanese Imperial Navy requested proposals for a new aircraft carrier-based fighter that would dominate all competitors in aerial combat. The result was one of the most revered fighter aircraft to ever take to the skies: the Mitsubishi A6M Type 0, or as it later came to be more affectionately known: the "Zero."

On this episode, Messrs. Mark Murphy and Charlie Lynch join us to discuss the history of the Zero--unarguably one of the most capable carrier-based fighters of World War 2. They also share what it's like to fly one of only five remaining flyable Zeros in existence more than 80 years after its inception.

After the interview, Mr. "Mo" Aguiari stops by with an update on new content and great holiday gift ideas available from our friends over at Warbird Digest Magazine.

Bumper music by Jaime Lopez / announcements by Clint Bell.

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