Boomerang Mk II (Great Britain)

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RANK 5 BRITAIN
Hunter FGA.9 PACK
▄Boomerang Mk II
boomerang_mkii.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/3.0/3.3BR
Class
1 personCrew
3.7 tTake-off weight
3.25 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10 356 mCeiling
Pratt & Whitney S3C4-GEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
660 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannonWeapon 1
120 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 2
4 000 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1 320 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 900/5 300/1 430Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
80 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
130 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
240 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png240 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png60 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the British fighter ▄Boomerang Mk II. For other version, see Boomerang Mk I (Great Britain).

Description

GarageImage Boomerang Mk II Great Britain.jpg


The ▄Boomerang Mk II is a premium rank II British fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 3.0 (RB), and 2.7 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27. The plane costs 1,320 Golden Eagles and requires the purchase of the Boomerang Mk I in order to unlock. This variant of the Boomerang represents a version which was designed and manufactured in Australia.

The Boomerang Mk II is very near identical plane compared to the first Mk I Boomerang. The plane can out-turn almost any plane, save for Japanese planes. The Boomerang Mk II is lacking in the amount of ammo for the cannons. Some good tactics are to stay low to the ground, and like with all planes, keep a good eye on where each plane is, in AB stay low and "mow the yard" anything that comes close, just prepare to turn-fight them, and take them out, be cautious with your cannon ammo, as those are your only "heavy" hitting guns. If you are going to fight the Mk II or Mk I, do NOT attempt to turn-fight them unless you are flying a Japanese aircraft. Instead, Boom & Zoom or catch them when they're reloading and flying off when they are a much easier target in those situations, however, if it does manage to avoid your attacks, don't stick around for long.

This is a fantastic plane for its battle rating, most will be put off for its rather odd situation with having to buy the first Boomerang before gaining access this version, which to some has no real outstanding differences. A good pro to this aircraft is if you really like the Mk 1 Boomerang, and get good kills in it, then this serves as a "permanent backup" which only has a slightly increased climb rate. Downsides to the Boomerang is that it is rather slow when compared to other aircraft of its tier. Keep in mind that low altitude fighting is it's bread and butter and can easily out-turn just about everything in arcade battles and in realistic battles.

General info

Flight performance

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Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,100 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock ___ ___ 10 356 __._ __._ __._ __._ 273
Upgraded 513 491 21.4 22.3 18.3 14.9

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
660 320 520 520 225 ~12 ~9
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 380 < 370 < 340 > 323
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,990 m 1,100 hp 1,188 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,050 m 1,000 hp 1,080 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armoured windscreen
  • 12.7 mm Steel - Armoured plate behind the pilot, with 3 mm steel plate flaps around it

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Boomerang Mk II (Great Britain) is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons, wing-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (1,000 rpg = 4,000 total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm Mk.II year 1943
IV Engine injection Cover
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great turning speed
  • Premium aircraft gives a boost in silver lion and research points
  • Decent secondary guns, can catch enemies on fire easily with tracer bullets
  • Slightly increased rate of climb
  • Cannons have a wide variety of ammo options

Cons:

  • Low ammo count for the 20 mm cannons
  • Decreased silver lion boost compared to the Mk I's payout
  • Rather slow compared to others
  • Japanese planes relying on turns will out-turn the plane
  • Engine catches fire easily

History

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In-game description

The CAC Boomerang was an Australian light single-seat fighter. This single-engine monoplane was based heavily on the CAC Wirraway trainer but was armed with two 20mm cannons and four 0.303 inch machine guns. The aircraft had solid handling qualities at low altitudes, but a mediocre performance at height and a poor top speed.

After the first batch of Boomerang Mk I aircraft (also known as CA-12s) was completed, a CA-13 or Mk II modification was released which incorporated some minor changes: to improve the handling of the rudders and ailerons the fabric in their construction was replaced with duralumin and a larger tailfin and rudder was developed. In addition, the wings were sheathed with plywood instead of duralumin, and the wing tips were replaced with wooden ones. The shape of the exhaust pipe was changed to the characteristic Beaufort shape. A new propeller and geared cooling fan were also fitted to boost performance, although the planned supercharger was dropped from production models due to component priority being given to Spitfires and Mustangs. Still, the Boomerang Mk II's performance was noticeably superior to that of the Mk I. 95 CA-13 Boomerang Mk.IIs were produced, with a further 49 CA-19s being manufactured with various minor modifications.

Media

The Shooting Range #19 - Pages of History section at 00:46 discusses the CAC Boomerang.

See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC)
Attackers  ▄Wirraway
Fighters  ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II

Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS
Sea Gladiator  Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I/L · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
Spitfire (early-Merlin)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc
Spitfire (late-Merlin)  Spitfire F  Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempest  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P)
Sea Fury  Sea Fury FB 11
Other  MB.5 · Firecrest · Wyvern S4
Foreign aircraft  Australia: ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II
  France: ▄D.520 · ▄D.521
  USA: ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA · ▄Corsair F Mk II · Martlet Mk IV

Britain premium aircraft
Fighters  Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II · ▄D.520 · Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA
  Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Typhoon Mk Ib · Wyvern S4 · MB.5
Twin-engine fighters  Whirlwind P.9
Jet fighters  Hunter FGA.9 · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper
Attackers  ▄Wirraway
Bombers  ▄Avenger Mk II · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7 · ▄Hudson Mk V · ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · Swordfish Mk II