Remains of WW2 Japanese Plane Found Near Peru | 

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.

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Well, that’s pretty interesting. I have a theory it might have been a war trophy later dumped.  But who knows?

6 thoughts on “Remains of WW2 Japanese Plane Found Near Peru | ”

  1. Obligatory anti-American conspiracy theory at the end of the article, although raising a possibility that I’ve never heard before.

  2. Your theory makes sense. That Zero did not crash land in the ocean. It looks like it’s in one piece. The prop is not bent. Plus there is a radial engine sitting just in front of the prop.

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