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Parchment with an official metal chip from an original Japanses Imperial Navy A6M5 Zero Fighter. Each chip was removed from the Planes of Fame Zero Fighter at the time of the aircraft's restoration to flight.
- The Museum’s Zero is the only fully authentic flyable example in the world.
- Restored to flying condition in June 1978, this Zero fighter is still powered by its original Nakajima Sakae 31 engine. It carries the same color scheme and markings it bore in combat for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the war.
- After a successful flight-test program the Zero was shipped to Japan for a six-month tour of flight demonstrations. Two tours have been made in Japan and is the only example of the type of Zero to have flown in Japan since the end of WWII.
- Once flown by Charles A. Lindbergh at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
- Movie and TV appearances include Pearl Harbor, Tora Tora Tora.
Each parchment measures 11" x17"