Mitsubishi A6M Zero ebook

Interactive Mitsubishi A6M Zero

INTERACTIVE books for iPad • 2015
AuthorsArtur Juszczak
IllustratorArtur Juszczak
Release date2015-06-19
SeriesINTERACTIVE books for iPad
Cat. No.Inter 04
CategoryAvailable CategoryDostępne
Formatibooks, 96 pages (96 in colour)
Price0.00 PLN Price6.00 GBP

The interactive, illustrated technical history of the most famous Japanese warplane of World War Two. The different versions of the plane, from the 1940 prototypes to the final aircraft of 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 50 colour profiles.

Book contains completely redrawn scale plans of the A6M8 Model 64 based on the recent research!



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  • • 2015-12-06

    Interactive Mitsubishi A6M Zero, an iPad Reference Book

    Published: December 5th, 2015      
    Product Image
    Screen shot of title page
    Author: Artur Juszczak
    Reviewed by: 
    Rob Benson
    Company: Mushroom Model Publications
    E-Book ISBN #: 978-83-63678-90-6
    Price: $10.00
    Product / Stock #: Inter 04


    Thank you to Mushroom Publications for bringing a tremendous digital resource for the modeler. Thank you to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for allowing me to test out this new and exciting method of researching model subjects. This digital publication is nearly identical in content to the paperback version review.


    I am very pleased with the increasing availability of research material in the tablet world. Interactive Mitsubishi A6M Zero allows an interesting reference experience for the Japanese Zero aircraft modeler. Cockpit and many other detail views are in a readily searchable and accessible with iPad “finger” format commands. This is not simply a scanned print copy, but is a versatile and useful reference.

    The main sections or chapters are as follows:

    • Introduction
    • Versions
    • Technical Description
    • Detail Photos

    Excellent drawings and artwork showcase many versions of the Zero. Information is accessed with tap-swipe-pinch finger commands familiar to Apple users. Highlighting, notes and searches are all enabled. The table of contents entries are hot-linked to the corresponding chapter. Nearly all parts of each “page” or panel provide a pop-up detail drawing or description of the relevant part with either a blue “I” or a magnifying glass icon. Photographs are included throughout all chapters.

    Overall Recommendation

    I recommend this publication for researching the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. I particularly enjoyed the easy access to a great depth of information. The publication is very reasonably priced and is an excellent value for the iPad community.

    Thanks to Mushroom Model Books for providing this review copy! Thanks are also in order for the tireless Review Corps team, who effectively solicit, proof, and post the reviews that I write.

  • • 2015-07-01


    MMP Books has released another title in iBook (iPad) format. We examined their first release which was a digitized copy of the Gloster Gladiator book using some of the advantages of ebook technology. This time we have a digital version of their A6M Zero title (we didn't see the hardcopy version so we can't compare) but they are using more of the ebook features. I'm not sure what happened to their cover image, but what displays on the iPad (cover image above) isn't what they show in their advertising. Publishing glitches will happen and I imagine they'll fix this.


    This electronic version is fully interactive using the touch screen interface of the iPad quite effectively. Not only can you flip between pages, and some pages have multiple images that you can view together or individually. Simply tap a thumbnail and the full image or color profile comes into view with its associated caption.


    Coverage of this title includes:

    • Versions
    • Technical Description
    • Detail Photos

    There is much good information here in with the four-view diagrams illustrating each version, color profiles, technical data tables, and more. There is very little coverage of the operational history or combat experiences with the aircraft and its pilots. This title does have good color photo details like the cockpit image below.


    If you're building the Tamiya 1/32 Zero (or one of the other kits available), there is good photo references to detail the aircraft. With the number of color profiles shown, there is no good correlation of Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) colors to these profiles so unless you already know which paints to use, you're needing yet another reference.

    One of the advantages of digital publications like this one is that you can interact (pan and zoom) on high resolution images to get a closer look at details, something you can't do with a hardcopy book. One of the other advantages NOT being used by MMP Books is the opportunity to include materials that were edited out of the 96 page hardcopy book. If they are wanting people to buy the electronic versions, get rid of the page limits used in the hardcopy titles. A good example is Detail and Scale Publications' recent F-14 Colors and Markings title which was 64 pages in the hardcopy format and over 500 pages in the electronic format - 726 photos in the new versus 213 photos in the original hardcopy. That is reason to grab an electronic title.

    Those issues aside, this is a nice reference from MMP Books with lots of good images and data on the aircraft.

    This title can be purchased on the Apple iTunes online store. Full details of all MMP Books' publications can be found on their web site at:

    My sincere thanks to MMP Books for this review sample!

  • IbookStore customer review • 2015-06-29
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