Japanese A6M Zero

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    I've taken many U/W photos but this one sticks in my mind more than any. The seat for the pilot was so small, the canopy was retracted. Only a few hundred yards from shore. DId the pilot survive the ditching? The dials were visible still. Gun barrels protruding from the wings. An incredible wreck dive for me.
    From Walindi Resort. Papau New Guinea A6M Zero.

    il Corsaro (away), Dawn Endico, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Optical Ocean 62 months ago | reply

      In remarkable condition...nice angle

    2. Arne Kuilman 62 months ago | reply

      Looks like an awesome wreck and divesite. These wrecks do make you think.

    3. Steve Kuo 62 months ago | reply

      Nice composition!

    4. deco4macro 59 months ago | reply

      Nice shot! I dove a Zero wreck that looked just like that off Rabaul. It was absolutely awesome!

    5. billedgar8322 59 months ago | reply

      very nice shot how deep is it.

    6. randapex 59 months ago | reply

      Depth was about 50'

    7. billedgar8322 59 months ago | reply

      wow thats deep..thanks bill

    8. WRECKSHOT 53 months ago | reply

      Great shot Rand. Would like to add it to ZERO BELOW (sunken warbirds) Group?

      Cheers

      Jim (Zero Below Admin).

    9. Mina'sPhotos 51 months ago | reply

      what an incredible find, well done. :-)

    10. future_aviator232 51 months ago | reply

      hope the pilot made it out

    11. i.m.j. 39 months ago | reply

      Wow - what a photo - what an experience this must have been. You're literally touching history :) I'm glad I saw this :)

    12. Zorac&Visar 35 months ago | reply

      Great photo... great condition...
      This maybe A6M2b (type 21).

    13. cgullz 20 months ago | reply

      Please add your shot to ...

      Traces of War

    14. cgullz 20 months ago | reply

      an AMAZING capture.
      thankyou very much for posting to the group :)


      seen in Traces of War

    15. bazylek100 20 months ago | reply

      Judging from the condition of the wreck, the pilot ditched successfully...
      Excellent underwater photo of this Zeke.


      seen in Traces of War

    16. pasujoba 20 months ago | reply

      Wow !

      keeping history alive

      in: Traces of War

    17. All content moved to aircrashsites.co.uk 19 months ago | reply

      Wow indeed!

      Seen in Military Airplane Crash Sites

      Thank you for sharing

    18. Digidiverdave 18 months ago | reply

      Great mono shot ....

    19. mater_tenebrae 15 months ago | reply

      Yeah, indeed...

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