The Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero' is a long-range fighter aircraft, and operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. The A6M was usually referred to by its pilots as the Reisen (zero fighter), "0" being the last digit of the imperial year 2600 (1940) when it entered service with the Imperial Navy. The official Allied reporting name was "Zeke", although the use of the name "Zero" (from Type 0) was used colloquially by the Allies as well. The Zero is considered to have been the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world when it was introduced early in World War II, combining excellent maneuverability and very long range. The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) also frequently used it as a land-based fighter. [Wiki]
Photo by Craig on Sunday, July 10, 2005 at the Fargo AirSho.