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Zero Fighter Model 52C (601 Air Group)

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No.109 零戦52型丙(六〇一空)
GreenPlane.png Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft
Effects: AA+9 Accuracy+1 Evasion+1
Combat Radius: 6 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 5)
Scrap value: Fuel 1 Ammo 2 Bauxite 3 (Unbuildable)

Type 0 Fighter Model 52C (601 Air Group)/零式艦戦52型丙(六〇一空) (れいしきかんせん52がたへい(ろくまるいちくう))

Equipment Character Zero Fighter Model 52C (601 Air Group).png

Equipment Item Zero Fighter Model 52C (601 Air Group).png

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The Zero fighter's final production model is the "Type Zero Carrier-Based Fighter Model 52C".
Weaponry and durability have been enhanced.
However, mobility has been somewhat impaired.
This is the same plane used by the reformed aircraft carrier mobile squadrons, responsible for controlling the skies.


FightersFighterNight Fighter/Night Fighter are one of the main types of plane used by CV(B/L). Their main role is to bring Air Power during the 1st Aerial Stage, with their "Fighter Power" Anti-Air stat being the most important factor in this regard. Fighters are additionally needed for Aircraft Carrier Cut-Ins (CVCI) during the day Shelling.


Any Improvement Improved the Zero Fighter Model 52C (601 Air Group) may have will carry over to the Reppuu (601 Air Group) given by quest F15.

  • It is highly recommended to improve the Zero Fighter Model 52C (601 Air Group) to Max-Improved before proceeding with this quest as the Reppuu (601 Air Group) cannot be improved afterwards.

Not to be confused with other aircraft of this family (see here).

How To Obtain

Stock equipment of: Amagi KaiAmagi Kai, Katsuragi KaiKatsuragi Kai, Unryuu KaiUnryuu Kai

From quest: B54

Ranking reward for:

  • Dec 2014: 21-100, 101-500
  • Apr 2015: 21-100
  • May 2016: 6-20, 21-100


Used by quest: F15, F26

Updates History

  • 2014-08-08: Implemented
  • 2016-06-30: Became improvable


GreenPlane.png Zero Fighter Model 52C (601 Air Group)

Improvement Not
★ Improvement
0~5 6~9
Development material Consumed 4/6 5/9
Improvement material Consumed 3/5 4/6
Equipment Card Type 0 Fighter Model 52.pngx2 Equipment Card Tenzan.pngx2
Resources Fuel120 Ammunition120 Steel0 Bauxite280
Ship Helper Conversion
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Taihou Kai
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Improvement Improved effects
Fighter 1★ 2★ 3★ 4★ 5★ 6★ 7★ 8★ 9★ Max★
Anti-Air 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0


The depicted plane is allegedly the A6M5c variant. The Type 0 Model 52 Type C carrier-based fighter, is a late model derivative of the A6M5 Model 52. One of the last production versions of the A6M, the A6M5c featured some reconfigurations in loadout and was fielded in September of 1944.

Based on the A6M5, the A6M5c had the secondary 7.7 mm gun on the left side of the cockpit was removed, while two 13.2mm Type 3 machine guns were added - one at each wing, outboard of the existing 20mm cannons. Four racks, intended for mounting rockets or small bombs, were installed further outboard.

To boost pilot survivability, the cockpit gained an additional armor plate behind the seat, while a 55mm thick piece of armored glass was added behind the headrest. The wing skin was also thickened.

The drop tank, a centrally mounted 300L unit, had its design changed to a four-post mount. Some sources state that the A6M5c also included a change in engines, updating to the Nakajima Sakae 31.

The additional armament and thicker armor were, however, detrimental to the A6M's lightweight design, which combined with the relatively low-powered engine, made the A6M5c significantly less agile. The increase in weight affected both its speed and maneuverability. As a result, A6M5c planes typically flew as Boeing B29 Superfortress interceptors, or as "special attack" (kamikaze) missiles, rather than their original role as superiority fighters.

The Unryuu-class were originally to field the 601st Air Group, which utilized A6M planes. The 601st Air Group was never stationed at those carriers, due to war circumstances. As such, the A6M5c Type Zeros of the 601st Air Group as depicted in Kancolle are equipped on remodeled Unryuu-class carriers to represent that.

See also