I'm a huge IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 fan and am always looking for others to play on line with. Check out YouTube videos under that heading. I have it upgraded to the 4.09 patch. On a more general note, I grew up with airplanes. My Dad and uncle worked as engineer/physicists at NASA. I was a "NASA Brat".
Actually, the Flying Tigers rarely ran into the A6M series Navy fighter aka. "Zero". they mostly ran into Ki-27 "Nates", Ki-43 "Oscars" and Ki-84 "Franks"(in that historical order). All Army fighters. Americans tended to call all single radial engined fighters "zeros". The Ki-61 they couldn't. It was an in line engined fighter with a Daimler Benz engine similar to the Bf-109. This was encountered more in the southwest Pacific (Not flying Tiger territory) and was mistaken for a "Japanese 109".