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Thread: How about a couple of Aussie WW2 classics?

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    Smile How about a couple of Aussie WW2 classics?

    Here is a nice shot of a CAC Boomarang & a Wirraway from the Temora Air Museum.
    Carl Brisgamer visited there on his way to Cancon a few years back & was impressed.

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    Great Pics as usual Barry. Is it true that the Boomerang never shot down an enemy aircraft? I believe the Wirraway got one plane, a zero.

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    Another great photograph, Barry! It shows the family resemblance between the two aircraft.

    Gary, my reading about these two planes supports your belief about the number of planes they each shot down.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAC_Wirraway
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAC_Boomerang

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    Good one Baz. I've seen these listed on oobs but hadn't yet looked them up.

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    Lovely planes here, Baz - that Aussie rondel is such a neat variation - it always pops on a plane. Thanks for digging these up

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Here is a photo I took at the MAM a few years back.

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    Nice Aussie planes. Thanks guys.
    Interesting that the MAM put USAAC insignia on their Boomerang.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    They list it as the P-64 so have to look more into that.

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    Here is a scan of their program that talks about the plane. I thought it was the same plane but it is different.
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    Step-brothers, as it were. Both were developed from the NA-16, which AU had a licence to build and also modify. It used the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp radial engine, 1,200 hp (895 kW) (like the F4F Wildcat), also built under licence.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    I guess another version of the same plane but good to see one.



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