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CAC Boomerang Mk. I
CAC Boomerang Mk. I
Note: Base stats only (no upgrade installed)
Rank 4
Battle Rating {{{rating}}}
Type Fighter
Maximum Speed on height 491 km/h
Maximum Altitude 10,356 m
Turn Time 22.3 seconds
Rate of Climb 15 m/s
Takeoff Run 273 m
Armament 4x 7.7mm Browning machine gun (4000 rds)
2x 20mm Hispano Mk.II cannons (120 rds)
Burst Mass 3.25kg/s

The CAC Boomerang Mk. I was an Australian single-seat monoplane fighter. The Boomerang Mk. I is a Premium Tier 4 plane in the British line, costing 700 Goldeneagle. The Mk. I provides a 60% reward plus a 100% experience bonus.

CharacteristicsEdit


The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and subsequent events showed how unready Australia was for war. The country had fewer than two hundred war planes, most of them obsolete. At that time, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) only produced a trainer, the CAC Wirraway (a licensed version of the American NA-33). The License Agreement provided for modifications, so, in order to have fighter planes as soon as possible, the CAC decided to remake the trainer into a fighter.

Thus the CA-12 (later called the Boomerang Mk.I) was created, the first serially produced Australian fighter in World War II. The CA-12 borrowed its predecessor’s landing gear, tail, and wing design. It was a monoplane of mixed construction with a closed cockpit and retractable landing gear. It used a Twin Wasp engine (1200 hp). The aircraft could carry four 9-kg smoke bombs to mark targets, one 227-kg bomb, or a 265-liter external fuel tank.

The CA-12 had high durability, good armament, and excellent flight characteristics.

Mass scale production began in July 1942 and 105 Boomerang Mk.I fighters were produced.



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