Looks like the offspring from a Avenger and a Beaufighter.
Ditto, with a bit of Martin Baltimore thrown in. I assume this is a prototype of some sort, since I've never seen mention of it in any reference material. Interesting tail turret.
EDIT: Oh blazes, I just realized that those are nacelle mounted turrets, obviously remote control. Never seen that before, except on a Pe-8 maybe. This is way out.
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Looks like a Beau copulated with an Avenger.
Sweet looking plane
Raaaid: once i read about making a wormhole with household items, extreamly dangerous
looks like an Aussie bomber...Woomera?...also has a lot of the French Amiot or Breguet.
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Haven't seen one of these Bird's before. Excellent find!
Seems the development was a bit long... other wise it would have made in into production and the war.
A23 CAC Woomera
Commonwealth CA-4/CA-11 Woomera
One of the most outstanding and ingenious designs of Wing Commander L.J. Wackett was this twin-engined attack aircraft produced early in World War II. The project commenced in June 1940, when the War Cabinet voted to allot to CAC a sum of 50,000 pounds for the development of a strike-reconnaissance bomber which could also be used in a dive-bombing role. Such a bombing platform was comparable to the throwing stick used by the Aborigines for delivering spears and, consequently, this all-Australian design appropriately became known as the Woomera.
Late in 1940, a mock-up of the Wackett CA-4 Woomera was constructed at CAC and several radical features were revealed. A Sperry automatic pilot was fitted and accommodation was provided for pilot, navigator/bomber, and wireless/air gunner. On completion, the Woomera was numbered in the prototype range, A23-1001, and the first flight was carried out by Flight Lieutenant 'Boss' Walker on 19 September 1941.
Subsequent tests by CAC pilot K. Frewin revealed that the aircraft's performance was equivalent to contemporary bombers and, in addition, it possessed a greater armament capability. Four 0.303 guns in the nose were operated by the pilot and two power-operated turrets, each with two 0.303 guns at the rear of both engine nacelles, were remotely controlled from the rear of the cockpit canopy, which was fitted with a sighting periscope. The engine nacelles also served as bomb-bays, each housing two 250 lb bombs. In addition, two torpedos could be carried below the centre section and four 25 lb bombs under each outer wing. Either of the torpedos could be replaced by a 293 gallon drop tank or two 500 lb bombs. Thus the aircraft possessed a considerable strike capability and, with drop tanks, a very useful range. In fact, the design showed so much promise that, early in 1942, the War Cabinet ordered 105 production models under the designation CAC CA-11 Woomera.
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