Caveat: The information contained in this post is of a very general nature. More detailed (read: technical) information can be found in the U.S. Naval
A6M5b & c variants (The armored Zeros) Over the course of its production the Zero was gradually upgraded to include additional features. It was not
In a previous post, we examined the Type 93 torpedo and briefly discussed the role that it was expected to play in the decisive battle.
Essential Question: Why was the Type 93 Long Lance so dangerous? Characteristics Length: 29.5 ft Diameter: 24 in Weight: 5,940 lbs Warhead: 1,078 lbs Propulsion:
Essential Question: Why did the Zero have two different types of guns? There is an interesting difference in the armament philosophies between the Axis and
Essential Question: Why didn’t the Japanese A6M Zero have armor and self-sealing fuel tanks? Much has been said about the Zero’s lack of survivability features,