Boomerang Mk I (Great Britain)
|This page is about the premium British fighter ▄Boomerang Mk I. For other version, see Boomerang Mk II (Great Britain).|
The ▄Boomerang Mk I is a rank II premium British fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 3.0 (RB), and 2.7 (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.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 5,100 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 380||< 370||< 340||> 323|
|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.
The Boomerang has a severe tendency to catch fire when shot, due to its large, centrally-positioned fuel tanks.
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
|Controllable||Controllable||Not controllable||Controllable||Combined||Controllable||Not controllable|
|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|
|This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase|
Pros and cons
- 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
- Decent rate of climb (14.9m/s)
- Poor performance at higher altitude, notably above 4000 meters
- Cannons only have 60 rounds in each gun
- Average speed for a Fighter Aircraft (even for Rank II)
- Overheats very quickly when using WEP
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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 events in the Pacific theatre of operations showed how unready Australia was 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 a trainer, the CAC Wirraway (a licensed version of the American NA-33). The License Agreement provided for modifications, so, in order to have fighter aircraft as soon as possible, the CAC decided to use the trainer as a basis for a new fighter.
The CA-12 (later called the Boomerang Mk.I) 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 liscene built American Pratt and Whitney Twin Wasp engine, rated at 1200 hp. The aircraft was armed with two 20mm Hispano cannon and four 0.303 inch Browning machine guns and could carry four 9kg smoke bombs to mark targets, one 227kg bomb, or a 265 litre 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 I fighters were produced.
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|Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC)|
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