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NX32CS — - CAC CA-13 Boomerang . Leszno , Poland , June 2023.
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NX32CS —


CAC CA-13 Boomerang . Leszno , Poland , June 2023.


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Tim Segulin
Great shot of a very rare aircraft!
I had no idea there were still flying examples of the Commonwealth Boomerang, and in British markings yet.
Andrew Hastie
Beautiful photo! Made me want to look for more info on this plane. Wikipedia has an interesting story on its developmen.

phill mcfarlane
I think that there are two Boomerangs 🪃 flying here in Australia, with another being rebuilt.
Thank you for sharing a great photo of such an exceptionally rare aircraft.
ken kemper
Great Photo of a Rarity.....
thank you for posting.
My namesake uncle was an RAF Spitfire pilot based in Darwin. He was ferrying a Boomerang from Sydney to Darwin when he was killed in an accident. F/O Anthony Brook, Charleville, Queensland. 1944.
John Burtis
The Commonwealth Boomerang (also known as the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation - or "CAC" - Boomerang) was of completely Australian indigenous design. Based on the CAC Wirraway, which in turn was spawned from the American NA-16 trainer aircraft produced by North American, the Boomerang was developed in direct response to the impending Japanese invasion of the Australian homeland. As with other facets of Australian war-production, aviation design was hardly given much attention prior to the war. However, with the consistent advancements made by Imperial Japan throughout Asia and in the Pacific, Australian soil was now ripe for the taking. It would seem that this British Commonwealth territory might be no more.

The Boomerang was of a utilitarian and highly conventional design, appearing much in line with those early stout fuselage monoplanes featured in the latter half of the 1930's. Wings - which were taken directly from the Wirraway design - were forward and low-mounted on the fuselage which, in turn, was of an all-new design. Additionally, the empennage and the retractable landing gear system were also of the preceding design's creation which essentially made the Boomerang something of a conversion model to her origins. The pilot sat behind the powerplant compartment and was situated under a glazed canopy. Armament was excellent and consisted of 2 x 20mm cannons in the wings and an array of 4 x 7.7mm machine guns in the wings.
Dave Sheehy
Great shot and excellent info from John, thanks.
Steve Vit
Cracking good shot!!!
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