Designed and manufactured at the Australian Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation the CAC Boomerang, with its wooden-sheathed and aluminium-framed fuselage, was powered by the new 1,850 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine.
While considerably smaller and slower than its contemporary fighters, the CAC Boomerang was still highly manoeuvrable. Armed with two 20 mm cannons and four .303 calibre machine guns, all mounted in its short, thick wings, the Boomerang’s cockpit armour plating also gave its pilots better protection than that available to Japanese fighter pilots.
The Boomerang finally reached RAAF training units in late 1942 and was to receive continuous upgrades throughout its operational life including a much needed repowered engine which increased its airspeed by another 30%.
Mounted just to the right of the Boomerang's Oil Temperature Gauge on the aircraft's the main flying panel, this early G6A/500277 Air Temp gauge features the enlarged indicator numerals of the early British, Australian and USAAF cockpit indicator gauges.
This CAC BOOMERANG Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.
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Your CAC Boomerang Air Temperature Gauge, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Original Warbird instrument
- Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft,*
- Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
- Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
- Removable Magnetic Display Arm
*An upgrade to the larger and more detailed 1/48 scale model is also available in the hand-built and airbrushed plastic version for an additional $35 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)
Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale hand-built and airbrushed plastic models are available with 'wheels & flaps up or down' and 'canopy open or closed' options with a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.
Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 3 - 4 weeks approx.
Did you fly, crew or maintain a CAC Boomerang or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.