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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

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

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



The Zero Fighter's final production model is the "Type Zero Carrier-Based Fighter Model 52 'Hei' Class".
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


Type Name Resource Day 2nd Ship Note
Fuel Ammunition Steel Bauxite Item Icon Development Material.png Item Icon Improvement Material.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 Model 52C (601 Air Group) 0 120 120 0 280 4/6 3/5 2xGreenPlane.png T
6 5/9 4/6 2xBluePlane.png
10 - - -
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

Historical Information

The Mitsubishi A6M5c Type 0 Model 52 Type C Carrier-based Fighter (also called Type-丙, "hei"), is a late model derivative of the Mitsubishi A6M5 Type 0 Model 52 fighter. One of the last production versions of the Mitsubishi A6M, the A6M5c Zero Fighter Type C 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 carriers 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

A6M5c Model 52c