A New Warbird

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  1. Nostalgair

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    Hi All,

    The second airworthy CAC Boomerang took to the air recently.

    Here are a couple of photos.

    Cheers

    Owen

    Web Boomerang 1.jpg

    Web Boomerang 4.jpg
     
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    Outstanding!

    I never realized that the nose looked like a Zero...

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    Wow, it's a pretty cool looking brid, thanks for posting Owen!
     
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    Thats a good looking plane. Nice photos.
     
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    #6 Watanbe, Jul 30, 2009
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    That is a very very well done Boomerang! The panic fighter. For those who don't know, a Japanese invasion of Australia was a real threat and Australia didn't have any competitive fighters available at the time. The whole plane was designed and built within a few months. By the time it entered service we had received better P40's from the US. However it still saw service as a fighter, it failed in this role, but became quite a lethal close support plane. Quite a success for an indigenous design!
     
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    Excellent to see!
     
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    Nice looking bird!
     
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    Good looking bird Owen. :thumbright:


    Wheels
     
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    Any new warbird is a good warbird, especially an airworthy one!

    TO
     
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    Excellent!!
     
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    Hi All,

    Here is the sister ship restored at an earlier date.

    Cheers

    Owen

    Web Boomerang 2.jpg
     
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    I think given the time and urgency of the situation, CAC did a pretty good job. Very few airplanes have that kind of development cycle.
     
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