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    WTE_Ibis's Avatar Senior Member
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    It's that little Aussie bleeder, the Boomerang.

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    CA-13 Boomerang : first photo by Philip Makanna
    Photographed over Temora NSW Australia.






    All info here:
    http://www.boomerang-flight.com/indexf.htm

    A paragraph from the website:
    " Some other logbook remarks from his flying in the Brisbane region:
    . on the 8th November 1943 when he flew the squadrons ˜hack', a Moth Minor A21-8, under the Story Bridge with the unit's german shepherd mascot in the front cockpit, followed a few days later on the 11th November when he flew his Boomerang Suzy-Q UNDER the Story Bridge and proceeded to beat up downtown Brisbane on the morning of his section's departure for the Northern Territory. Two other Boomerangs also participated in this event".

    ps. It didn't win WW2.



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    I remember this one from years ago - I think it's in one of my WW2 books on world aircraft.
    Looks like it can outturn the Rata
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    A very clever design which went into production just as it was needed most. The design was based upon standard North American AT-5 components.

    Good thinking because Australia was getting isolated in those days; having the Boomerang meant having a fighter, remember that at the time the Dutch had been defeated in the Indies so for some time a shortage of fighter aircraft loomed.

    The Boomerang served well for most of the war I think.
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    I have thought it would be cool to have these in-game...early war scenarios, ect...
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    Nice bird, apparantly it could take a lot of punishment.

    What engine and HP did it have?

    Do you guys notice the SPitfire VIII- a-like tail??
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    Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
    Nice bird, apparantly it could take a lot of punishment.

    What engine and HP did it have?

    Do you guys notice the SPitfire VIII- a-like tail??
    Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp radial engine, 1,200 hp (895 kW) (From Wikipedia)

    I've never seen this plane before today. Interesting little plane.
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    Cool looking aircraft! I imagine climbing out of one of those after a flight was a rather delicate operation!
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    Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
    ps. It didn't win WW2.
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    Bugger... So they left that to the Spitfire and Mustang.. didn't want to steal the limelight you know, make them look sheepish and attractive to the Kiwis
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    I recall reading somewhere that the Boomerang ended the war with never having shot down an enemy aircraft. Anyone know if this is true?
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