Synopsis by Mark Deming
One of Japan's greatest assets in World War II was the Mitsubishi A6M5, better known at the "Zero," among the finest fighter planes of its day. This video offers a look at the Zero's history and gives us a spin in the only authentic Zero still in flying condition. As a bonus, learn about the life and times of ace Japanese fighter pilot Capt. Masajiro "Mike" Kawato, the man who shot down "Pappy" Boyington -- the ending to his story will surprise you!
airplane, fighter-jet, pilot, warplane, world-war