The illustrated technical history of the most famous Japanese warplane of World War Two. The different versions of the plane, from 1940 to 1945 are described and illustrated; all the changes in specification, equipment and performance are recorded. Drawings and data from the original technical manuals, full dimensional details and photographs of surviving examples preserved in aviation museums illustrate all aspects of the airframe, inside and out. Wartime photographs and many pages of colour illustrations complete the book's comprehensive coverage. More than 30 colour profiles. Profusely illustrated with photographs, including a comprehensive walk-around section showing all aspects of the airframe, and diagrams from official manuals. Includes 1/72nd and 1/48th scale plans, and colour profiles showing many of the colourful schemes applied to the Zero by its users.