CAC CA-12 Boomerang. Photo. Characteristics.
CAC CA-12 Boomerang. Photo. Characteristics.

CAC CA-12 Boomerang. Photo. Characteristics. 



A type: single-engine fighter

Crew: one pilot

The only aircraft developed in Australia and participated in the fighting. "Boomerang" was designed and built in record time after the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor. Realizing that neither the British nor the American government does not share the tangible number of fighters to resist the Japanese raids on Southeast Asia, the Australians started to produce aircraft of its own design.

The result was the CA-12 Boomerang, the CAC (Commonwealth Aviation Corporation), which first climbed into the sky in 16 weeks and three days after it approved its project. Designed for the largest Australian engine, Twin Wasp and using elements of the Wirrwei training aircraft / dive bomber, the Boomerang aircraft was remarkable for its maneuverability but slow speed. Therefore, when he got to the front in the middle of 1943, he was relegated to the role of stormtrooper, since the Royal Australian Air Force arrived at the theater of operations with significantly superior aircraft P-38, R-40 and R-47.

In reality, the company SAS was built about 250 aircraft, and they have performed a significant amount of work on the mountainous part of New Guinea. A number of skeletons aircraft "Boomerang" appeared in Australia in the last 30 years and two aircraft with the help of numerous knots T-6 Texan had been restored to a state of airworthiness in the United States - one of them was returned to Australia (aircraft SA-19 tail number A46-206).

Basic data


  • Length: 7,77 m
  • Wingspan: 10,97 m
  • Height: 2,92 m


Range of flight: 1497 km

Power point: R-1830-S3C4-G Twin Wasp "Company" Pratt & Whitney "

Power: 1200 l. from. (894 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 2437 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 3492 kg


Date of first flight:

  • 29 May 1942 years


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 486 km / h


The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • CA and CA-13-19