CAC CA-25 «Uirrevey". A photo. Characteristics.
CAC CA-25 «Uirrevey". A photo. Characteristics.

CAC CA-25 «Uirrevey". A photo. Characteristics.



A type: single-engine training aircraft / dive bomber

Crew: two pilots, arranged one behind the other, or pilot and rear gunner

Being essentially built under license by plane sun-1 of "North American", incorporated the Australian revision, the plane "Uirrevey» (Wirraway) of SAS (Aviation Corporation of the Commonwealth) served not only as training aircraft for initial training in the Royal Air Force of Australia in the Second World War, but also as istrebitelya- bomber in the sky over New Guinea and Rabaul for 1942-1943 years.

The main changes made to the original construction of "North American" touched install a three-bladed propeller, two machine guns 7,7 mm (0,303 inches) in the upper cowl of the engine and a third machine gun on the mobile unit at the rear of the cabin, as well as underwing hardpoints bombs weighing up 226,8 kg. The first production aircraft "Uirrevey" rolled out in March 1939 years, and by June, the 1942 620 aircraft were delivered to the Royal Air Force of Australia.

The highest point of the front-line career of the airplane "Wirrevay" was 22 December 1942, when the plane from the squadron of the 4 Army intercepted the aircraft of the AbM Zero Japanese Navy. The aircraft that won this victory (the onboard number of A20-103) is kept today in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Production of the airplane "Wirrevey" continued after the victory over Japan (CAC was built around 755 aircraft), training aircraft remained in operation in the Royal Australian Air Force until 1959. Today in Australia there are at least six flying aircraft "Wirrevay", and a number of aircraft is in the stage of restoring their flying condition.

Basic data


  • Length: 8,99 m
  • Wingspan: 13,1 m
  • Height: 3,74 m


Range of flight: 1152 km

Power point: R-1340-47 «Wasp" Company "Pratt & Whitney"

Power: 600 l. from. (447 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 1805 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 2925 kg


Date of first flight:

  • 27 March 1939 year


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 328 km / h


The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • CA-25