Zero Fighter Type 52 (Skilled)
Type 52 Zero Fighter (Skilled)
|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Aviation Cruiser|
|Fast Battleship||Light Carrier|
|Standard Carrier||Armored Carrier|
|Seaplane Tender||Submarine Tender|
|Repair Ship||Training Cruiser|
Ship based Type 52 Zero Fighters piloted by skilled pilots. The Type 52 was the last mass produced model of the Zero Fighters and due to the development delays of its successors, it continued to be the backbone of the carrier fighter force. The skills of the skilled pilots will cover for the technological inferiority.
Akashi's Improvement Arsenal
|Zero Fighter Type 52 (Skilled)||0||120||120||0||280||4/6||3/5||2*||Z||Z||X||Z||S||S||S||Shoukaku
|Uses 2 Zero Fighter Type 52s for improvement up to ★+6. |
Uses 3 Zero Fighter Type 52s for improvement past ★+6.
The Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero (Type 0 Carrier-based fighter, Model 52, Allied reporting name "Zeke") is the final mass-production (and perhaps most effective) variant of the Mitsubishi A6M.
Compared to the A6M2, the A6M5 had shorter wings and revised control surfaces while an improved exhaust system and cowling increased power delivery. Carbon-dioxide based fire extuinguishers were added while the radio was updated. The A6M5 had a number of incremental updates throughout its various manufacturing lots.