Aircraft Photo of A3-1 | Commonwealth CA-2 Wackett | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:A3-1
Aircraft Original Type:Commonwealth CA-2 Wackett
Aircraft Generic Type:Commonwealth CA-2 Wackett
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-2 Wackett
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):101
Location
City / Airport:Melbourne - Fishermans Bend (closed)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:None
 
Photo Date:September 1939
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 187863
Photo Comment

Prototype Wackett when fitted with a DH Gipsy Major engine. Performance poor so refitted with a Gipsy Six. Heavier engine improved performance but at expense of a higher stalling speed and longer take-off run. Warner Scarab radial selected for production model (CA-6). The delays meant the RAAF adopted the DH82 Tiger Moth as its main trainer. 200 CA-6s were delivered to the RAAF compared with 1085 DH82.

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