Tumbes| A team of underwater oil and gas prospectors working near the northern part of the Peruvian coast have uncovered the carcass of a Japanese warplane from the Second World War era. The plane seemed to have been covered with bullet holes, suggesting it could have been gunned down in the area in a yet unknown aerial skirmish of the war.
The preliminary observations have permitted to identify the plane as an early model of Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen used by the Japanese Imperial Navy from 1940 to 1945. When it was introduced early in World War II, the Zero was considered the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world, combining excellent maneuverability and very long range, and was the pride of the Japanese Navy.
Well, that’s pretty interesting. I have a theory it might have been a war trophy later dumped. But who knows?