Boomerang Mk I (Great Britain)

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▄Boomerang Mk I
boomerang_mki.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.0/3.3/3.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.8 tEmpty weight
3.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 356 mCeiling
sec23.0/23.0/22.3Turn Time
85 km/hStalling speed
Pratt & Whitney S3C4-GEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
660 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannonWeapon 1
120 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
4 х 7.7 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 2
4 000 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1 150 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 700/5 360/1 560Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
80 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.30 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the premium British fighter ▄Boomerang Mk I. For other version, see Boomerang Mk II (Great Britain).

Description

GarageImage Boomerang Mk I Great Britain.jpg


The ▄Boomerang Mk I is a rank II premium British fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB) and 3.0 (SB). This fighter aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. It costs 1,150 Golden Eagles. This variant of the Boomerang represents a version which was designed and manufactured in Australia.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,100 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
469 459 10 356 23.5 23.8 12.0 12.0 273
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,100 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 10 356  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 273

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
660 450 520 ~20 ~20
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 365 < 300 < 420 > 215
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,990 m 1,100 hp 1,188 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the pilot.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot, with 3 mm steel plate flaps around it.
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage

Armaments

Offensive armament

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

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannon, wing-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun, 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 controllable Controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Tight turn speed and Roll ability at low altitude
  • A large amount of secondary machine gun ammunition (4,000 Rounds)
  • Large choice of ammo belts for both the cannons and machine guns

Cons:

  • Poor performance at higher altitude
  • Cannons only have 60 rounds in each gun
  • Low Speed for a Fighter Aircraft (even for Rank II)
  • Occasionally poor matchmaking

History

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In-game Description

The CAC Boomerang was an Australian single-seat, single-engine fighter of mixed wood and aluminium construction.

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941 and subsequent event in the pacific theatre of operations showed how unprepared the Australians were for war. The country had fewer than two hundred military aircraft, most of them obsolete. At that time, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) only produced trainers, the CAC wirraway (a licensed version of the american NA-33) The License Agreement Provided for modifications, so, in order to have an fighter aircraft as soon as possible, The CAC decided to use the the trainer as a basis for a new fighter.

The CA-12(later called the Boomerang Mk.1) was created, the first domestically produced fighter to ever roll off Australian assembly lines. The CA-12 borrowed the Wirraway's landing gear, tail, and wing design and was powered by a license built American Pratt and Whitney Twin Wasp engine, rated at 1200 hp. The aircraft was armed with two Hispano cannons and four 0.303 inch Browning machine guns and could carny four 9kg smoke bombs to mark targets, one 337kg bomb, or a 365 liter external fuel tank.

The Ca-12 had high durability, good armament, and excellent handling characteristics at low level, although this performance deteriorated at height and the fighter's top speed was not at all competitive.

Mass production began in July 1942 and 105 Boomerang Mk.1 fighter were produced.

Media

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See also

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External links

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