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Old May 31, 2011, 12:09 AM
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A6M5 Zero

Here's an outstanding video of one of the rarest aircraft still flying today - the only A6M5 Zero with its original WWII Sakae 31 engine. Owned by the Planes of Fame Museum located in Chino, California, it is flown, as the museum web site puts it, "judiciously."

The Sakae 31 "Prosperity" was a 14-cylinder radial that produced 1,200 h.p. Its note is less full-throated than that of its U.S. opponents, but distinctive in its own right.

This video presents a combination of sight and sound that, sadly, few of us will ever experience firsthand. Still, it makes one grateful to live in the internet age.

Flight Demo of Genuine Japanese Zero with ORIGINAL WWII Sakae 31 Engine ! (2 min 10 sec)
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