CAC CA-25 Winjeel. A photo. Characteristic.
CAC CA-25 Winjeel. A photo. Characteristic.

CAC CA-25 Winjeel. A photo. Characteristic.


A type: Single-engine training aircraft and the aircraft initial training forward air control

Crew: Two pilots are arranged side by side

Built in reply to the Royal Air Force of Australia on 1948 years for the replacement of aircraft "Tiger Moth" and "Uirrevey" airplane "Vinge» (Winjeel - in the local dialect "young eagle") was developed by "Koomonvilz Eykraft korporeshn» (Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation - SAS) under the designation CA-22. Previously, the program was given the task to build the power plant, "cicada" (CAC Cicada) of its own design for the new training aircraft, but it is not finished even before the flight test.

Two prototype aircraft were delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at the beginning of 1951, and after extensive tests, the Air Force ordered 62 serial aircraft. But the aircraft "Windil" entered into combat operation from 1955 to 1958 differed from the SA-22 prototype mainly with tail tailings, which SAS improved to improve the torsional characteristics of the training aircraft. The new airplane CA-25 became the main basic training aircraft before being replaced by Mackey aircraft in 1969, when the Royal Australian Air Force switched to training in jet aircraft. However, soon there were problems with the new training course, and the "Windil" aircraft was reintroduced as an initial training aircraft. It was exploited for another six years, until the 1974 year was finally replaced by the aircraft ST-4.

Despite the loss of its training role in 1976, the airplane "Vinge" remained in military service in the Royal Air Force Australia to 1994 years as aircraft forward air control (FAC), flying in close relationship with the squadrons of the Air Force, equipped aircraft F-111, « Mirage »III and F / A-18. After replacing them in this role aircraft PC-9 remaining fourteen aircraft "Vinge" were sold to civilian owners in Australia.

Basic data


  • Length: 8,55 m
  • Wingspan: 11,77 m
  • Height: 2,77 m

Range of flight: 883 km

Power point: R-985-AN-2 «Wasp Junior" company "Pratt & Whitney"

Power: 445 l. from. (331,97 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 1492 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 1935 kg

Date of first flight:

  • February 3, 1951

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 303 km / h

Surviving airworthiness modifications in the hands of civilians:

CA-25 «Vinge"