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Zero Fighter Type 53 (Iwamoto Squadron)

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Type 53 Zero Fighter (Iwamoto Squadron)

No.157 零式艦戦53型(岩本隊)

Fighter Carrier-Based Fighter

Effects: Anti-Air+12, Evasion+4, View Range+3, Accuracy+2

Combat Radius: 6

Scrap Value: Fuel1, Ammunition2, Bauxite5

Refittable Class
Destroyer Amphibious Assault Ship
Light Cruiser Torpedo Cruiser
Heavy Cruiser Aviation Cruiser
Battleship Aviation Battleship
Fast Battleship Seaplane Tender
Light Carrier Standard Carrier
Armored Carrier Submarine
Submarine Carrier Submarine Tender
Repair Ship Training Cruiser
Fleet Oiler Destroyer Escort



The last command of Lt. Iwamoto, the 'Rei-sen Kotetsu', a carrier-based squadron equipped with Type 53 Zero Fighters. Improvements to the engines and airframe of the Type 52 resulted in the new model Type 53; it soars into battle piloted by skilled pilots.


The 'Rei-sen Kotetsu' (零戦虎徹) was a nickname given to Iwamoto.

Quest reward from quest F30.

Akashi's Improvement Arsenal

Type Name Resource Day 2nd Ship Note
Fuel Ammunition Steel Bauxite Development material.png Improvement Materials.png # of equipment needed for that upgrade. An asterisk following the number indicates a different equipment is required. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Fighter Zero Fighter Type 53 (Iwamoto Squadron) 0 120 120 0 280 4/6 3/5 2* X X X X X Z Z Zuikaku Uses 2 Zero Fighter Type 52s for improvement up to ★+6
Uses 3 Zero Fighter Type 52s for improvement past ★+6
6 5/9 4/6 3*
10 - - -

Historical Information

See Also

A6M6c Model 53c

Iwamoto Tetsuzo