CAC, Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Wirraway

Fighter / Fighter Bomber / Trainer

Commonwealth CA-3 Wirraway Mk II, VH-WWY, / D/A20-176, c/n 79 © Phil Vabre
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The CAC Wirraway is a single-engine two-seat fighter, fighter bomber and trainer aircraft produced by the Australian manufacturer Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation.
The Wirraway is a development of the North American NA-16 which was also the basis for the North American T-6 Texan.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp
Engine Power447 kW600 hp
max. Cruise Speed293 km/h158 kts
  182 mph
max. Speed (vne)354 km/h191 kts
  220 mph
Service Ceiling7.010 m23.000 ft
Range1.159 km626 NM
720 mi.
Empty Weight1.811 kg3.993 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.991 kg6.594 lbs
Wing Span13,11 m43 ft 0 in
Wing Area23,8 m256 ft
Length8,48 m27 ft 10 in
Height2,66 m8 ft 9 in
First Flight27.03.1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Production755
Developed fromNorth American NA-16 (NA-33 / T-6)
Data for (Version)CAC CA-1 Wirraway
VariantsCA-1, CA-3, CA-5, CA-7, CA-8, CA-9, CA-16, CA-20