What was significant about the CAC Boomerang?
Approved for production shortly following the Empire of Japan’s entry into the Second World War, the Boomerang was rapidly designed as to meet the urgent demands for fighter aircraft to equip the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). It was the first combat aircraft designed and constructed in Australia.
How many CAC Boomerangs were made?
A total of 250 Boomerangs were built by CAC, and due to the later availability of fighter aircraft from the UK and USA, the Boomerang was not required to face the technically superior Japanese fighters at high altitude.
Who designed the CAC Boomerang?
What is a boomerang plane?
The Rutan Model 202 Boomerang is an aircraft designed and built by Burt Rutan. The design was intended to be a multi-engine aircraft that in the event of failure of a single engine would not become dangerously difficult to control due to asymmetric thrust.
Is there a CAC Boomerang on the market?
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Where was the CAC Boomerang fighter aircraft made?
CAC Boomerang. The CAC Boomerang is a fighter aircraft designed and manufactured in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation between 1942 and 1945.
Why was the Boomerang a slow fighter aircraft?
The Boomerang was handicapped by the available engine variant, which gave low power at altitude and resulted in the aircraft proving to be slower than contemporary fighter aircraft. The Boomerang rarely engaged in aerial combat.
Which is better a Japanese fighter pilot or a CAC Boomerang?
Its pilots were better protected, with generous armour plating, than Japanese fighter pilots.