A research page for the Imperial Japanese Navy's Type Zero Carrier Fighter

Welcome! The Japanese Zero was the Imperial Japanese Navy's premier fighter in the early stages of World War II. The Zero is currently one of the most photographed, documented, and researched aircraft in Japan's WWII arsenal. It is also an airplane that has been inaccurately detailed in research articles through the years. Efforts are being made to help clarify and correct the research. This page deals more with the unusual and lesser-known versions.

This page is the work of Rob Graham, if you'd like to contact Rob to make comments or to give him additional information, you can do so at ReiShikiSenGuy@aol.com

Click below for the appropriate research article:

Zero Fighter Trainer A6M2-K

Zero Night Fighter

Zero Exp. Fighter A6M4

Japanese Aircraft Color Standards

Excellent resources on the Zero Fighter:




Aero Detail #7 Zero Fighter Shigeru Nohara 1993/1997 4-499-22608-2
Eagles of Mitsubishi: Zero Fighter Jiro Horikoshi 1992 ISBN 0-295-97168-1
Famous Airplanes of the World - A6M models 11-21   1996 #55
Famous Airplanes of the World - A6M models 11-21   1989? #5
Famous Airplanes of the World - A6M models 22-63   1996 #56
Green Arrow Zero Fighter Illustrated Shigeru Nohara 1997? 39
Koga's Zero Jim Rearden 1995 ISBN 0-929521-56-0
Maru Mechanic - Type Zero Fighter   1985  
Mitsubishi A6M1/2/-2N Zero-Sen Richard M. Bueschel 1995 ISBN 0-88740-754-4
Model Art Zero Fighter Shigeru Nohara 1997? 323
Profile Publications A6M5 to A6M8 Zeke M. C. Richards & D. S. Smith 1972 #236
Squadron / Signal A6M Zero Fighter Shigeru Nohara 1986?  
Zero Fighter Martin Caidin 1970  
Zero Fighter Mikesh/Watanabe 1981 ISBN 0-517-54260-9
Zero Japan's Legendary Fighter Robert C. Mikesh 1994 ISBN 0-87938-915-X

Excellent links for Japanese aviation:

Internet Museum of Imperial Japanese Airplanes
(Internet Museum of Imperial Japanese Airplanes)


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Some images in these pages are previously published and are included here purely for research purposes. If you would like these images removed because you feel they infringe upon your copyrights, please email Rob Graham directly at ReiShikiSenGuy@aol.com and we may discuss the matter.