"Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief." - C.S. Lewis
There was an intact Zero in Atlanta, Georgia, that was part of a war bond drive. At the end of the war, it was abandoned. It had been flown in so it was in flying condition. It ended up in the back yard of an antique dealer. Over the years, he refused numerous offers to sell. The yard was surrounded by a solid fence. However, over the years, vandals climbed the fence and looted many parts off the plane. It was still there around fifteen years ago in deplorable condition and falling apart. Sad that such a rare plane was allowed to be destroyed due to lack of security and interest.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Nice to see that some can appreciate military history and step forward to further the hobby !!
I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "
As many seem to be interested, here is another video from when the Zero was displayed in 3 sections. The owner is explaining his motive for doing this, etc but the point is it shows a lot of details of the Zero that many might appreciate.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwJNbefEpe4
That's a beautiful plane, they did a great job restoring it.
They say the restoration was done in Russia and the USA. Why Russia I have no idea. The original engine was beyond restorable to flight condition, so for flying they use a P&W replacement engine.