CAC CA-15 Kangaroo

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  1. Desert Fox

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    I was browsing the internet recently, and I came across an aircraft that I had never heard of before, the CA-15 Kangaroo. This was a piston engined fighter created and designed entirely in Australia. It reached a speed of 502.2 mph, this is faster than most first generation jet fighters. It was however scrapped by the RAAF. I was wondering if anyone had either heard of this aircraft or had any further information on it.
    It does bear a strong resemblance to the P-51, but it was a totally different aircraft, with different dimensions and performance.
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    I had never heard about this one. Intriguing...
     
  3. Desert Fox

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    I read about it on Wikipedia, I was very surprised. Australia isnt known for its aircraft designing prowess. To think that we created probably the best piston engined fighter ever, what an achievement!
     
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    What a freak!. Looks like a P 51 crossed with a halibut.
     
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    As long as it flies :lol:
     
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    No doubt, It's sad some of these types were never allowed to show their stuff. My latest thread concerns nasty looking AC, many are most venerable machines indeed.
     
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    Yeah we were only discussing this a/c the other week..
     
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    really? cool. ill check it out.
     
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    i don't think she's that bad...........
     
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    Certainly is a great looking aircraft looking like it is based on something that works with improvements...
     
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    Cmon, its beautiful. Powerfully graceful. Looks like a P-51 steriods and reminds me for some reason of the turoprop Tucano or Pilatus PC-9.
     
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    tucano's better looking, the CA-15's cockpit looks too small........
     
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    Looks faster than **** to me.
     
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    Actually looks more like a Martin-Baker MB-5.
     
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    was a bloody good aircraft...stayed in the prototype for a lonnnnnnnng time

    jets made it obselete and as usual the AUS government didnt wanna play
     
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    if you ask me she has the look of being too big to be fast- contempary fighters like the Sea Fury looked not much bigger than WWII fighters but exuded power from every crevace, i look at this and can't help but see a smaller merlin with a lot of empty space in that fusilage :lol:
     
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    It's the cockpit. It's deceiving.
     
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    just look at the camera man having to strain his neck looking up to take the photo!
     
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    The Sea Fury was faster, however the CA-15 was quite quick as well. See the other thread for performances.
     
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