Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An Japanese Zero Fighter in Washington D.C.

Last week, we flew to Washington D.C. to induct our father in the Vietnam Veterans Memory Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial Wall. As you may imagine, this was an emotional journey that would require some decompression. So to do that we went top go fulfill a life long ambition of visiting the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. And to our surprise, we found our favorite fighter plane swooping down on us from suspended cables of the ceiling a real Japanese A6M Zero Fighter!
While she was not lit up so well, we could see remarkable details on this plane that once prowled the skies over the South Pacific.
 With such low lighting you can not see the radio antenna so well but it's there!
As you can see with such static display's that dust robs some of this plane's beauty. But for Zero lovers and WWII Aviation buffs alike this still draws a smile.
This well preserved A6M is in good condition. It's a shame she's not dusted off or buffed but we're just happy to see her there among such an amazing collection of airplanes in what could be best surmised as one of the greatest Air and Space Museums in the World.
The Smithsonian does sell a t-shirt with the Zero on it. If you get an opportunity to visit our nation's capital, we at American Mishima highly recommend visiting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

If you would like to learn more, please visit: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

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