Zero/Tora 101

TORA 101, the Wichita based Japanese Zero Fighter Replica, was built in 1952 by the Canadian Car & Foundry Company, accepted it as a Harvard IV advanced fighter trainer aircraft number 20473. Twentieth Century Fox Studio purchased the plane in 1968, along with some 50 other Harvards for their blockbuster movie TORA! TORA! TORA!  This movie accurately recreated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.  TORA 101, after three more owners, was donated in 1979 to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), with Gus Limbach as their primary pilot.  J and R Investments purchased TORA 101 in July 1992 from the EAA.  An extensive nine month long avionics and systems upgrade was then done at a cost of over $40,000. In July 1995, Doug Jackson, partner in J and R Investments, purchased TORA 101 outright.  TORA 101 continues to be flown and displayed by Jackson at 10-20 airshows and events each year, being shown to well some 2,000,000 aviation fans and enthusiasts every airshow season.

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