SPECIAL HOBBY 1/72
CAC CA-12 Boomerang 1/72
During WW2, Japan posed immediate threat to Australia. The fear of the ferry routes being cut off led to the decision to design and produce warplanes locally and also to buy licence rights for production of other suitable types. The only domestically designed and built type to see any action was the famous CAC Boomerang. It was built on the basis of the Texan airframe and did quite well in the conditions of the Pacific battlefield. The type was produced in three main subversions, the CA-12, CA-13 and CA-18.
Our kit of the early version, the CA-12, comes on one sprue of grey styrene parts featuring very finely engraved panel lines and cover panel fasteners. The clear injected parts comprise the canopy and also the wing leading edge landing lights. The decal sheet brings four various marking options of airframes being operated from mainland Australia as well as from New Guinea airfields.