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The CAC Boomerang was an Australian fighter aircraft produced by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corp. The design was based on an earlier aircraft produced by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corp. called the Wirraway. It was developed from the North American NA-16 training aircraft.
The CAC Boomerang retained the wings and tail of its predecessor and mated them to a new fuselage. This enabled it to go from drawing board to a production prototype in only about 90 days.
CAC Boomerang aircraft used a P&W Twin Wasp radial piston engine that produced 1,200 h.p. at lower altitudes. The engine was not capable of producing much power at altitudes above 15,000 feet. Compared to other fighter aircraft of the day the Boomerang was under powered.
Although under powered, when the CAC Boomerang entered service in October of 1942, it was well armed. Armament consisted of four 7.7 mm machine guns and two 20 mm cannons. In addition, the pilot of the aircraft was well protected by cockpit armor.
The CAC Boomerang served in Australia and New Guinea. Some 450 aircraft were produced.
The Awesome RC Products CAC Boomerang has a wingspan of 40 1/2 in. The fuselage measures 25 in. long. Recommended power can come from any Speed 400 size motor. Recommended is either a Himark A28-15 or C28-12 motor.