Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter 1/32 Airplane TAM60311
TAM60311 Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter 1/32 Airplane

Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter 1/32 Airplane TAM60311

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This is Tamiya’s Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter 1/32 Electric Airplane, with realistic action lights and sounds!

  • Includes display stand (dimensions: 285mm x 285mm x 40mm)
  • 1/32 scale, fuselage length: 285mm, wingspan: 344mm. Display stand size: 285mmx285mmx40mm
  • Control mechanism and speaker box housed in display stand enable replication of start-up process of engine- from initial running to finish. Simultaneous propeller rotation and engagement of lights are also possible
  • LED and optical fiber used to replicate tail, wing and fuselage lights. modelights up in a total of 9 different places
  • A special control mechanism in the display stand enables simultaneous propeller rotation and engine sound
  • A realistic scale modelf the Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter that features moving parts and sound
  • Sound of real Sakae 21 Engine digitally recorded
  • Mini-motor encased in engine powers propeller rotation to synchronize with each phase of engine start-up
  • Unpainted canopy parts come with pre-painted window frame parts

Tamiya’s masterfully designed 1/32 scale modelf the A6M5 Zero shipboard fighter, with all of its moveable parts and intricate detail, has now been taken to the next level. Tamiya is pleased to release their 1/32 scale modelf the Mitsubishi A6M5 shipboard fighter that features realistic lights replicated with light emitting diodes, as well as propeller rotation coupled with synchronized engine sound.

A special control mechanism in the display stand enables simultaneous propeller rotation and engine sound to heighten the sense of this model’s realism. The engine sound synchronization and propeller rotation was recreated by referring to actual Zero fighter manuals.

Flicking the switch to the "ON" position will engage sound of inertia starter rotation and connection, followed by idling sound, followed by warm-up running sound of engine, and finally full-go sound. The change of the sound process has been precisely integrated with change in the propeller speed. Turning the switch off will cause engine sound to slowly wind down before finally stopping. Engine idling and warm-up running sounds may be continued.

From initial rotation to full-go, the peak of propeller rotation speed portrays the state of the Zero during the moment before take-off, at the point when fighter pilots confirmed engine condition by focusing all their attention on the Sakae 21's sound and vibration. The realistic movement and sound of this modeltir the imagination and make it'seem as if you're in the cockpit of a real Zero fighter.

Using digital technology, Tamiya designers recorded the engine sound of the only remaining Sakae 21 engine, housed in a Mitsubishi A6M5 currently on display at the Planes of Fame Aviation Museum located outside Los Angeles California. The sound of this Sakae 21 engine, with its 2-speed control mechanism and 1130hp maximum output was recorded with the latest in digital sound technology to be played from the speaker box of the model's display stand. Now all the power of the Sakae 21 engine can now be heard in your very own living room!

Four "C" batteries (sold separately)

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