Site 7 - Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero

Site 7 was my favorite site because it was not only one of the most complete planes, it was also the most hidden.
This is what it first looked like when we first stumbled upon the plane.
Another photo of what it first looked like.
Crash site after the vegetation was cleared.
Another shot showing the vegetation. Note the plants growing on the wing.
Front of the plane.
Front of the plane with different lighting conditions.
The engine. Again, note the "extractor" exhausts which helps identify the Zero as a late model.
Another engine shot.
The right wing. Note the 55 gallon drum under it.
A 7.7mm gun port sticking out from the firewall.
Looking at the cockpit, before (most of) the vegetation removal.
Looking at the cockpit, after vegetation removal.
Notice the tree growing out of the back of the cockpit and the back of the fuselage.
The tree is really evident in this view.
Looking down the right wing.
Shots inside the cockpit. Some of the painted stenciling is still visible.
Cockpit, throttle quadrant.
Cockpit, horizontal bar at the bottom of picture is the rudder pedals.