CAC CA-25 «Uirrevey". A photo. Characteristics.
A type: single-engine training aircraft / dive bomber
Crew: two pilots, arranged one behind the other, or pilot and rear gunner
Being essentially built under license by plane sun-1 of "North American", incorporated the Australian revision, the plane "Uirrevey» (Wirraway) of SAS (Aviation Corporation of the Commonwealth) served not only as training aircraft for initial training in the Royal Air Force of Australia in the Second World War, but also as istrebitelya- bomber in the sky over New Guinea and Rabaul for 1942-1943 years.
The main changes made to the original construction of "North American" touched install a three-bladed propeller, two machine guns 7,7 mm (0,303 inches) in the upper cowl of the engine and a third machine gun on the mobile unit at the rear of the cabin, as well as underwing hardpoints bombs weighing up 226,8 kg. The first production aircraft "Uirrevey" rolled out in March 1939 years, and by June, the 1942 620 aircraft were delivered to the Royal Air Force of Australia.
The high point of a career frontline aircraft "Uirrevey" was 22 1942 December, when aircraft from the squadron interaction 4-th army shot down the plane ABM "Zero" Japanese Navy. Having gained this victory aircraft (tail number A20-103) is currently stored at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Production of the aircraft "Uirrevey" continued after the victory over Japan (SAS company was built around aircraft 755) training aircraft remained in service in the Royal Air Force Australia to 1959 years. Today in Australia there are at least six aircraft flying "Uirrevey" and a number of aircraft are in the recovery stage of their flight status.
- Length: 8,99 m
- Wingspan: 13,1 m
- Height: 3,74 m
Range of flight: 1152 km
Power point: R-1340-47 «Wasp" Company "Pratt & Whitney"
Power: 600 l. from. (447 kW)
- BLANK: 1805 kg
- Maximum take-off: 2925 kg
Date of first flight:
- 27 March 1939 year
Aircraft performance characteristics:
- Maximum speed: 328 km / h
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