Just in time for the new Warbirds trainees!
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Many Zero replicas were made using the AT6-Texan frame and body. You can see them
in movies such as Tora, Tora, Tora! and Pearl Harbor.
Here is one example: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3558/3813493233_938d204993_z.jpg?zz=1
and another: http://media.photobucket.com/image/movie%20pearl%20harbor%20zero/buffiesbest/2-6.jpg
I thought I'd pay back the favor by making a replica Texan using the A6M3 Zero as a basis. There
is a little bit of illusion I had to do, since I had to "shorten" the nose cowl. Lines and rivets of most
of this plane replica are still from the Zero.