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RAAF Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero/Zeke

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RAAF Serial c/n Type Aircraft History
TAIC #11 ? A6M5  Previously Operated by the Japanese.
Found at Clarke Field and rebuilt by the TAIC unit.
Referred to as TAIC #11, the real id is unknown to us.
The aircraft was loaned to 457 Sqn to be used for evaluation against our aircraft and flown to Singapore for testing by ATIU-SEA.
It's ultimate fate is unknown, but some accounts claim that it crashed into Singapore harbour killing its Australian pilot.

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The Author of this page is Darren Crick updated by Brendan Cowan

Source: Aircraft Status Card, National Archives, ,

Emails: Jason Stagg.

Updated 10 October 2013


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