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CAC CA-25 Winjeel. A photo. Characteristic.
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CAC CA-25 Winjeel. A photo. Characteristic.

CAC CA-25 Winjeel. A photo. Characteristic.

Australia

A type: Single-engine training aircraft and the aircraft initial training forward air control

Crew: Two pilots are arranged side by side

Built in reply to the Royal Air Force of Australia on 1948 years for the replacement of aircraft "Tiger Moth" and "Uirrevey" airplane "Vinge» (Winjeel - in the local dialect "young eagle") was developed by "Koomonvilz Eykraft korporeshn» (Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation - SAS) under the designation CA-22. Previously, the program was given the task to build the power plant, "cicada" (CAC Cicada) of its own design for the new training aircraft, but it is not finished even before the flight test.

Two prototype aircraft were delivered to the Royal Air Force of Australia at the beginning of the year 1951, and after extensive testing the Air Force ordered 62 production aircraft. But received in combat operation with 1955 1958 year on planes "Vinge" differs from CA-22 prototype mainly tail, which the company SAS finalized to improve the characteristics of the snap training aircraft. Get a new designation SA-25 plane "Vinge" has become the main basic training aircraft to replace aircraft "McKee" in 1969 year when the Royal Air Force Australia switched to training jets. Soon, however, there were problems with the new course of study, and the plane "Vinge" has been re-introduced as a primary training aircraft. He was operated for another six years until a year 1974 was finally replaced by aircraft ST-4.

Despite the loss of its training role in 1976, the airplane "Vinge" remained in military service in the Royal Air Force Australia to 1994 years as aircraft forward air control (FAC), flying in close relationship with the squadrons of the Air Force, equipped aircraft F-111, « Mirage »III and F / A-18. After replacing them in this role aircraft PC-9 remaining fourteen aircraft "Vinge" were sold to civilian owners in Australia.

Basic data

dimensions:

  • Length: 8,55 m
  • Wingspan: 11,77 m
  • Height: 2,77 m

Range of flight: 883 km

Power point: R-985-AN-2 «Wasp Junior" company "Pratt & Whitney"

Power: 445 l. from. (331,97 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 1492 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 1935 kg

Date of first flight:

  • February 3 1951 years

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 303 km / h

The surviving airworthymodifications in the hands of civilians:

CA-25 «Vinge"

 

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