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." http://www.planesoffame.org/index.ph...01returnid=128
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.