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A6M3-32 ZERO 3148

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Finding a Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero, one of the most iconic aircraft of World War II, is near impossible in 2022. With only 343 made of this variant, and so many lost to war and to the elements where they landed, or by scrapping, it was nothing short of a miracle to find one. Introducing Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 32 Zero PlaneTags by MotoArt. 

The Mitsubishi A6M was a long range, carrier capable fighter flown by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945. Designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 carrier fighter, and referred to as the Reisen (zero fighter) by its pilots, the Zero first flew in 1939 and entered service in 1940. They were designed from a 1937 Navy requirement for a fast, maneuverable long range fighter, and 10,815 were produced. The Zero became a symbol of Japanese air power during the first half of World War II.


OUR PLANE'S STORY

Our Zero, # 3148, was born in the height of World War II, with funds gifted from the school children of the Middle Schools of Manchuria. It was delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in 1942 and was assigned to the 252nd Kokutai (Navy Air Group) in the Marshall Islands airfield Taroa. History puts 3148 right in the middle of a storied battle for the Japanese-held island of Nauru in 1943, when USAAF Lt. Louis Zamperini’s B-24D was shot at and badly damaged by a group of Zeros. 3148 was, by his own recollection, almost certainly flown by Miyazaki Isamu, an IJNAF ace pilot who fought in most of the South Pacific theaters. However, it was damaged beyond repair, not by combat but by bomb splinters after Taroa was bombed by F6F Hellcats. 

3148, along with several other Zeros, was intended for restoration by the man who found them on Taroa, John Sterling. After passing through several hands, 3148 ended up with Legend Flyers, who have carefully researched and restored her in authentic colors and back up on her own legs for the first time in over 70 years. The MotoArt team was honored when Legend Flyers asked them to tag the unusable material from the restoration.



Add a Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero PlaneTag to your collection today. The limited edition Japanese Zero PlaneTags will be taking off at lightning speed so don’t miss out.



A6M3-32 ZERO-# 3148

       

Characteristics:

      • Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT COMPANY
      • Serial #: 3148
      • Crew:1
      • Wing Span: 36 FT 2.25 IN
      • Length: 29 FT 9 IN
      • Height: 9 FT 2 IN
      • Armament: 2x 7.7MM TYPE 97 MACHINE GUNS W/500RPG, 2x 20MM TYPE 99 MODEL 1 MARK 3 CANNONS W/100RPG, 2x 132LB BOMBS

Performance:

      • Range:1257 NM W/DROP TANKS
      • Cruise Speed: 270 KTS
      • Ceiling: 22,000 FT
      • Empty weight:  3,913 LBS
      • Max Takeoff:6,331 LBS
      • Rate of Climb: 4,500 FT / MINUTE
      • Engine: NAKAJIMA SAKAE 21 14-CYLINDER SUPERCHARGED RADIAL

DISCLAIMER

Perfect Aviation Gift

PlaneTags are: 

      • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
      • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
      • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
      • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

 

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    PR
    06/26/2024
    Philip R.
    United States

    A6M3-32 Zero

    a great add to my aviation collection.

    GW
    05/17/2024
    Garret W.
    United States United States

    A Beautiful Piece of History!

    The Tag is fantastic.

    AS
    02/29/2024
    Anthony S.
    United States United States

    I LOVE the Aotake

    I really love the Aotake green of this release. I also love the Blue primer that pops up sometimes. One of the most unique releases off of WW2 aircraft!

    D
    02/29/2024
    Darius
    United States United States

    Zero Olive grey

    Just think - this is part of Zero fighter that once took action in WW2 on a remote pacific island. Enough said

    CH
    02/26/2024
    Chris H. Brown
    United States United States

    My A6M3-32 Zero plane tag

    This is probably my most favorite of Plane Tags in my collection. This Zero was restored at Paine Field about an hour north of me. Got to see this aircraft several times when I was at the field and the hangar doors were opened where it was being restored!

    GW
    02/26/2024
    Greg W.
    United States United States

    Zero Red Primer

    I got a nice mix on the red primer and felt it was a good option for this airframe. Another great tag in my military collection.

    EP
    02/24/2024
    Enrique P.

    History

    It is wonderful to own such a great tag from a historic aircraft such as the zero. Got an amazing olive gray tag with aotake backside

    LP
    02/18/2024
    Logan P.
    United States United States

    Great Tags!

    So many unique variations of this tag and such an amazing history of the airframe. A little steep in price but more than worth it. These tags are some of the best vintage tags that have been released. Highly recommend!

    A
    02/16/2024
    AD
    Japan Japan

    Eternal Zero

    Glad to own a piece of an aviation legend! The piece itself is pretty thin yet strong and shows the understated structural strength of the plane. The spirit of the Zero lives on!

    RO
    02/11/2024
    RYUICHIRO O.
    Japan Japan

    Welcome back, Zero!

    Thank you for the opportunity to hold it in my hands and touch it.!

    M
    02/10/2024
    Mikel
    United States United States

    The best parts of my collection

    By my count, I've purchased 24 PlaneTags: 5 Commercial, 1 General, and 18 Vintage. The Vintage tags are part of my "multi-media" airplane collection. For the A6M Zero I have artist Shigeo Koike's print "Zero Scramble Near Lae" which shows pilot Saburo Sakai's Zero "V-173", Sakai's signature on the print, Sakai's autobiography "Samurai", a Hobby Master die cast model of Zero "V-173", and best of all, an A6M Zero PlaneTag. As a bonus, Koike's print also depicts pilot Walter Krell's B-26, and I have a B-26 PlaneTag. The PlaneTags are great!

    J
    02/09/2024
    Jason
    Australia Australia

    A piece of history

    I recently purchased this and is also my first plane tag. I've always had an interest in the Pacific theatre, so to be able to have the opportunity to own a part of this plane is incredible. How thin the tag is emphasises how much protection the Zero's had. What's more meaningful is this is something I can pass onto my kids when they're older. Since purchasing and reading up on the plane, it sounds like it was likely involved in attacking Zamperini's B-24, which also occurred on my birthday. This makes the tag extra special. Thanks PlaneTags!

    A PlaneTags Customer
    MG
    02/09/2024
    Mike G.
    United States United States

    Never thought in a million years...

    ...I'd own pieces of an actual Japanese Zero. This was the first true military release I got to participate in just two months after I started collecting PlaneTags. I got one of each variant and have since added another. Four of them are displayed on my end table in my living room. An incredible release...thank you Dave and MA Team for making these historic tags available for us!

    D
    02/08/2024
    Drew
    United States United States

    Amazing Tag for a One-of-a-Kind Plane

    These planes are so hard to come by these days. I was lucky enough to see one of these fly at the China Air Show in California over 10 years ago before getting put back in the hangar for major repairs. The unique sound of the engine was amazing. I am glad I was able to pick one of these up and look at it hanging on my wall every day. A great reminder as to why I fly.

    LM
    02/07/2024
    Luca M.
    Italy Italy

    Great tag special

    A beautiful surprise, as I have ordered a metal colored tag and I received one with a bit of primer in the center! Thanks!

    JM
    02/07/2024
    Jacob M.
    United States United States

    Worth the price to own a piece of history

    Ooofff.... 'spensive. But, I'd say it's worth it. I got the plain metal version and the character it has is exceptional. They are very thin, so the only places it's going to travel for me are in between the pages of a book, but it's exceptional quality as always from Planetags. I'm quite surprised that they managed to get the edges so smooth of such a thin piece of metal too. It just goes to show how much effort they put in to produce a high quality product. Wish I could have gotten the Aotake, but I'm happy with mine. Planetags make for great bookmarks, but I'm still looking for one to go along with my keys. I highly recommend these to anyone who's interested in military memorabilia or anyone who needs a unique gift for that history buff in their lives.

    H
    02/07/2024
    Hinson
    Australia Australia

    Tora Tora Tora

    As a huge fan of the pacific war this was a once a lifetime experience to collect something so invaluable. The Red Primer version was simply stunning and something I use to teach my children about the how this machine completely dominated the pacific during the early stages of the Pacific campaign. What a keeper!

    J
    12/07/2023
    Justin
    United States United States

    Tag is cool, but unlucky finish example. Custimization falls flat.

    I'll start out by saying I've purchased 4 Planetags so far. I went with Red Primer and my example has minimal primer, looks more like rust spots, and is mostly silver. This is my first customized one, and the printing on the back is pretty low quality, and also gray, which is nearly illegible except for the white-outline (unintentional) print ghosting. The custom printing isn't the same as the printing on the front of the pieces. I assumed it would be etched, it's more of a DTG style setup. The gray printing on the silver/corroded back is a pretty poor choice.

    WB
    06/19/2023
    Warren B.
    Australia Australia

    QANTAS and A10 plane tags

    I purchased the QANTAS as it was a unique Aussie plane and the A10 as I have always loved the BRRRT WartHawg.

    AF
    05/25/2023
    Anthony F.
    United States United States

    Stunner

    I got an Aotake Rivets before rivets were even an option (luck of the draw) and it’s a stunning tag. That candy green is just gorgeous. Tag has a little bending (it’s very thin) and a lot of character. One of my favorites and one of the best runs Moto has had yet!

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