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
City / Airport:Melbourne - Fishermans Bend (closed)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:September 1939
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:187863
View count: 32
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.
Registration / Serial:A3-1
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-2 Wackett
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):101
City / Airport:Melbourne - Fishermans Bend (closed)
Photo Date:September 1939
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)