CAC CA-9 WirrawayArt.No.: 100-SH48054 Product number: 8594071081225
|Era||Word War II|
Before the outbreak of the Second World War, Australia was looking for a new aircraft suitable for the roles of advanced training and ground attack, and eventually found one in the form of the licence-built NA-16, a predecessor to the famous Texan training aircraft. A licence for the aircraft was bought, Australian designers improved the type to fit local needs and production was commenced in a newly-built state-owned plant. The mass-produced type received the name Wirraway, and was used for ground attack missions, precision bombing, patrolling and even enjoyed his few moments of fame in a fighter role. Of course, it also served faithfully in pilot training not only during the war, but also in the years after the conflict. Because of the unexpected Japanese attack against the USA and its allies, the first batches of Wirraways saw combat deployment at the end of 1941, where they took part in the first fightings over Rabaul, Malaya and elsewhere too.
Our model depicts the CA-9 which was the mid-production version. Three sprues of grey styrene accompany one clear sprue with canopy parts, plus the modeller also gets detailed resin parts and a set of PE parts. The decal sheet caters for three machines, one of which was embelished with nose artwork.