CAC CA-16 Wirraway

CAC CA-16 Wirraway
Type
Fighter/Training Aircraft
Manufacturer
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, Melbourne, Vic
Number Ordered
755 including 17 for RAN
First Delivered
24 November 1948
Last Delivered
30 November 1953
Length
27 feet 10 inches
Height
8 feet 8 inches
Weights 6,595 (loaded)
Dimensions Wing Span: 43 ft 0 in
Speed 191 mph
Range
720 miles
Crew
2
Engines One 600 bhp Pratt & Whitney R-1340 nine cylinder radial
Performance
  • Initial Rate of Climb: 1,950 ft per minute
  • Ceiling: 23,000 ft
Armament
2 x 0.303 Vickers machine guns, 2 x 500 lbs and 2 x 250 lbs Bombs
Operated by
RAAF as WW2 fighter/trainer, RAN as trainer at Naval Air Station Nowra