Boomerang

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  1. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    I just realised no-one on here ever talk about the CAC Boomerang, so lets get some discussion going on it :D Cos I for one have heard very little about it and am interested in learning more.
     
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    Erm ok, well for starters, it was first designed as an emergency fighter. Carried four Brownings and two Hispano 20mm's. Funnily enough, they never made a prototype of it and the first one flew in 1942. Had a top speed of around 300 mph.
     

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    It didn't carry any bombs or rockets but was used to strafe japanese positions in Papau New Guinea, sorry that's all I know
     
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    I also hear that was a good dogfighter?
     
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    It was, because it's lack of speed gave it good agility, but it's lack of pace was a bit of a hindrance, especially later in the war.
     
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    Australian early war stopgap fighter, built to do a job until better fighters could be procured for the RAAF.
    That's about all I know. Glad I could add to the discussion. :D
     
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    damned ugly and useless..........

    yes that was my contribution......................
     
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    You think it's ugly? Useless I can agree with!
     
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    well shis ugly............
     
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    Ugly?! You fool, it looks great!
     
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    Why?

    Its a great looking little plane.
     
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    no it's not..................
     
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    Its got lovely smooth lines, its not like its messy or anything. What dont you like about it?
     
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    it's short, stubby, ugly curves and disgusting wings..........
     
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    Short and stubby...like the Fw-190A that you constantly praise for its looks. And the lancaster...

    I think it has nice curves
     
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    The Boomerang was built with Harvard components,and was a very valuable fighter for the Aussies when they were caught with their backs to the wall. When they were being replaced with "better" British and American fighters, many pilots wanted to keep them. It has a kind of pugnacious charm, don't you think?
     
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    It was the only aircraft exclusively designed, built, and operated by the RAAF. No other nations used it.

    It was also designed and built in under three months

    And I think, if not elegant, it has a certain charm to it.
     
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    well it's got charm i'll give it that........

    still ugly though..........
     
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