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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 06:09 AM
i have been fiddeling around modeling a commonwealth boomerang,
just for fun now but maybee more.

its working very well so far i have the wings and tail compleated. I am not sure what the deadline for the addon is.
I think i could handle the model but i stink at applying textures and sombody would need to do the cockpit, i have pics.

ill post images soon but i want to know if there is interest in it before i dedecate myself to it.



http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 06:09 AM
i have been fiddeling around modeling a commonwealth boomerang,
just for fun now but maybee more.

its working very well so far i have the wings and tail compleated. I am not sure what the deadline for the addon is.
I think i could handle the model but i stink at applying textures and sombody would need to do the cockpit, i have pics.

ill post images soon but i want to know if there is interest in it before i dedecate myself to it.



http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 06:10 AM
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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 07:02 AM
Oi Oi Oi

XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 07:11 AM
Your makin' me homesick,stop it!

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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 08:44 AM
Oh behalf of all aussie IL-2'ers I's like to say...

YES PLEASE! WE'D LOVE TO HAVE THE BOOMERANG! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 10:02 AM
ill do my best but it will need a cockpit!! hint to all


http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 11:04 AM
S! porcupine1,

great stuff m8, I reckon you've hit a nerve here with us Aussies. I would love to see some progress shots /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

It would be a dream to have this bird ingame /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Very manuverable (compareable to the Buffalo) and great rate of climb low to mid level, a little slow in top speed but pretty good punch and a great view from the cockpit (which has armor plating/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ).

S!
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eskimo-FHmod
10-29-2003, 11:07 AM
i was about to start the boomerang but if you are on it already thats all the better !

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fluke39
10-29-2003, 11:08 AM
i for one would love to see the boomerang - it falls into the group of planes that i most like to see appear in FB/IL2 - which is "the slightly more obscure planes of WWII!" - i think it's one of the sims great features, that it has so many planes that would never appear in any other sim and would therefore be effectively forgotten about. FB helps give credit to those planes that were slightly less glamourous but still gave good service /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif .

as for deadlines and such - i have o idea - i'm sure someone will shoe up who does though - but my guess is you better get things done pretty darn sharpish - if the cockpit hasn't been started yet it may be too late (unless it was to be AI only - but even then i would guess you were cutting it fine).

good luck in finishing your project and i hope to see it included at some point /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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T_O_A_D
10-29-2003, 11:29 AM
Thanks never heard of it before.
http://www.jaapteeuwen.speedlinq.nl/pictures/jpg/COMMONWEALTH%20BOOMERANG.JPG

But thanks to you I have now. Scrappy looking thing.

Best of luck I hope you get it done and in there.

Oh and look how loose his straps are /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif And a tal chap he is in there too. Good thing the glass is back or he'd have astiff neck for sure!

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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 11:49 AM
It was a stop gap fighter that was put together very fast.It did not have a very powerfull engine but it was well armed with 2x20mm hispano and 4x.303.It looks the way it does on acount of the fact it had to use as many parts from other planes as posible.Infact the cockpit looks alot like the one in the brewster and I often wonder if it influanced the boomerangs shape(we flew them as well)

In the end it gave great service as a ground straifer and artilary spotter it was very rugged and reliable and fairly well liked by it's pilots and crews.

The guy who built it also did the one in my sig the CAC-CA15 kangaroo.

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fluke39
10-29-2003, 01:30 PM
i also heard that CAC decided or were told to make it very similar to the "Wirraway" aircraft which most aussie pilots had been trained in - as there was precious little time to train them up to standard that would be needed for a completly different aircraft.

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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 05:59 PM
fluke39 wrote:
- i also heard that CAC decided or were told to make
- it very similar to the "Wirraway" aircraft which
- most aussie pilots had been trained in - as there
- was precious little time to train them up to
- standard that would be needed for a completly
- different aircraft.
-
-

"With the imminent invasion of Australia came a call for an interceptor fighter to defend our shores. It was readily apparent that supplies from either England or America were going to be unreliable, so the decision was taken to build one here. This was not a new idea, for as far back as 1938, even before the first one was produced, the Wirraway was the subject of a study to guage the feasibility of turning it into a fighter. It was was quickly realised however that this particular route was a dead end.

With the urgency of this new call, the decision was taken to build a fighter using as many parts from the Wirraway as possible. This project was dubbed the "Wirraway fighter". A high rate of climb, good pilot protection, good fire power and good manoeuvrability were the desired features. To this end it was decided to arm the Wirraway fighter with 20 mm Hispano cannon, fit armour plating around the cockpit, oxygen bottles and oil tanks, and a powerful motor. The most powerful motor readily available was the Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S3C4-G, a 1200 hp twin wasp radial. The time given to complete the project was a ridiculous three months. Due to this restriction no prototype would be made.

Undaunted, the staff of CAC (Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation) threw themselves into the work, only to immediately strike problems. Due to the expected strain of battle, and the substantially greater roll rate, the outer sections of the wing were to be markedly shorter than those of the Wirraway, as well as being of a different section and length . The undercarriage also needed strengthening which in turn caused a re-design fo the undercarriage fairings. So the original idea of using the centre section of the Wirraway wing including the undercarriage was scrapped. Instead the section was rapidly modified within the original shell so that the Wirraway jigs could still be used.

The next problem was the cannon. A source was not found in the country, and there did not seem to be a firm that was able to manufacture a weapon in time without a sample. Fortunately an RAAF sergeant who had served in the middle east had brought an Hispano cannon home as a souvenir, and offered it as a pattern. Then it was discovered that we had no source of 20 mm ammunition. This was solved by deciding that the first of the new fighters would be armed with rifle calibre machine guns while the production of cannon and ammunition got under way.

The shortened fuselage was of steel tube construction as was the Wirraway, but the rear decking was wooden, and the rudder and fin were redesigned with a trimming tab and additional fin front attachment, changing that Wirraway part as well. The doubling of engine power required the re-stressing of the front section of the fuselage, and the expected stresses of battle the re-stressing of the rest of the airframe.

Sixteen weeks after the first drawing was produced, the first production model rolled out. Despite superficial similarities, it was obviously not just a modified Wirraway, and the name Boomerang was chosen.

Test flights filled the next two months, with no major flaws showing up, but a number of small annoying faults such as brake fade, and an excessively heavy rudder. These and other niggling things were seen to and the RAAF proceeded to fly the Boomerang against the Kittyhawk, Airacobra and Spitfire. In competition with both the P40 and the P39 the Boomerang held its own in all aspects except speed. The Spitfire however was superior in all aspects except range. In summation by no. 2 OTU the Boomerang was found to be wanting, and suggested that it would be totally outclassed by the Zero. It recommended that the new machine be used as a training plane, or in a home defence situation where it would not come into contact with Japanese fighters. If it ws sent to a forward area, night use only was advised.

This notwithstanding, the RAAF ordered in all, 250 Boomerangs, many of which served in New Guinea. A turbocharged version was designed and flown, but it never reached production. The more obvious shortcomings of the design led to a totally new fighter being designed, called the CA-15.

Eighty three & eighty five squadrons received their new fighter, and spent the war in home defence duties. Eighty four squadron went to New Guinea with theirs and operated them in their designed role as fighter interceptors without much success. After eight months they swapped them for P40s.

Four and five squadrons had the most notable success with the type. Its excellent manoeuvrability and rate of climb, combined with its unequalled pilot protection made it the perfect machine for army co-operation. With dazzling ability at low level, four and five squadron "Boomer boys" and their Wirraway counterparts became the bane of Japanese patrols. In radio contact with ground forces it was possible for a Boomerang with its engine throttled back to sneak up on the enemy, strafe them and disappear without the enemy having time to take a bead on them.

If the opposing forces were very close, not uncommon in New Guinea, the pilots would get close enough to identify uniforms before opening fire. If a ground force radio was out, a wire with a message attached to it would be strung between two trees, and the Boomer pilot would retrieve it with a hook. In one instance a detachment was under heavy fire from a tree top sniper nest. A Boomerang was seen nearby, and one digger put his slouch hat onto the end of his Owen gun and waved it over his head. The pilot noticed this, appraised the situation and obligingly cut the top of the tree off with his cannon.

Another role in which these nimble aircraft excelled was artillery spotting. After a recce they would inform the local artillery battery of the target and then fly around it as the bombardment came in, and direct the fire until the target was destroyed. If the target was out of range of the artillery, an RNZAF Corsair squadron would be led to the spot, and the Boomerang pilot would mark the target for them with a smoke bomb. In this way, to the Kiwis the Boomer boys became known as "Smokey Joes". Indeed 20 Sqn. RNZAF attributed the most effective strikes of their tour to Smokey Joes leading them to targets. Even the local American fighter squadrons liked the Boomerang, though for different reasons. The artillery missions were so annoying to the Japanese that they would always send fighters to intercept them, giving the P38 jockeys plenty of trade!

With the end of the war and the production of more versatile types such as the Mustang, production of the Boomerang ended and they were phased out of service. Ironically, shortly before the end of the war, Wirraway production was restarted and that machine was kept on the RAAF register longer than its replacement, the Boomerang."

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XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 09:27 PM
eskimo-FHmod
if you want to assist i would love the help. it neeeds a cockpit if its gunna be flyable. i need to do the texture mapping which i SUCK at. and I need a way to contact whoever needs to be contacted to get it in the game. any help is appreciated. let me know ill give you my e-mail.

http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
10-29-2003, 09:53 PM
S! Porcupine,

My best wishes for your project. Love to see some progress shots! Hint, Hint,.

As you can see there is a lot of enthusiasm from the Aussie FB Squads who would dearly love to have the machine.

FYI there are two currently flying (both of which are based at Toowoomba, Queensland (about 100 miles W. of Brisbane) as part of a warbird collection which includes a Macchi and Sea Fury. Both have had floor-up total re-builds and are in immaculate, original condition - so data for a cockpit is not a problem, just someone to make it.

A friend of mine did a lot of wing re-building on the second one and this was rolled out only a few months ago. It visited my home airfield for the annual Vintage Club get-together and I had a good look at it. Superb job and a credit to its owner and the guys who worked on it.

We were hoping the 'Millimbimby Ghost' would come as well so we had both flying together - unfortunately it did not make it for some reason.

It would appear that landing was slightly challenging. A few years ago I was sitting at a holding point with the 'Ghost' coming over the fence and my radio transmit on the blink. Gee did that pilot let me know exactly where he was! Nearly continuous reports from 200' down to the ground. Quite obviously the end of the runway is totally out of sight on short final with vision blocked by the big radial. He wanted to make sure I remained still as he had no means of seeing me if I had taxiied in front of him!

That was a good day - we had the 'Boomer, two Wirraways and a Harvard buzzing about. The only down side was that lot on formation take-off did not do much good to the very dry surface of our small grass strip. You pay for your pleasure I guess.

I wish you well Porcupine.

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XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 01:40 AM
i need a place to post screen shots I am workining on that though


http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 01:54 AM
here are pics!! its still a work in progress "I started last night so its one days work"

ok here they are if they dont pop up "little red x syndrome" copy the link. its the best i can do


http://www.geocities.com/jkporcupine/boom.jpg


http://www.geocities.com/jkporcupine/boom2.jpg


http://www.geocities.com/jkporcupine/boom3.jpg


http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 02:14 AM
Nice shots (wholly unqualified opinion).

Keep up the good work!

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XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 03:33 AM
Porcupine try uploadit.org you can post as must as you want they just dont want you to use it for signature pics



"Of all my accomplishments I may have achieved during the war, I am proudest of the fact that I never lost a wingman. It was my view that no kill was worth the life of a wingman. . . . Pilots in my unit who lost wingmen on this basis were prohibited from leading a [section]. They were made to fly as wingman, instead."
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XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 08:32 AM
Porcupine, go for it. Even the Kiwi's won't mind that getting in. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

That's what FB should be about - forgotten battles and forgotten aircraft.

Love to do some skins for that thing. Bet Kuky's already planning the skins for it. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Message Edited on 10/30/0307:37AM by Owl_NZ

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 09:19 AM
If it reaches FB I promise to make really good skin/template for it! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I can promise that as it would take me only couple days for it. I'd love to try making textures for cockpit only no promisses there as I've never done it and maybe I don't have the right software for it... is Photoshop enough for it?

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XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 10:20 AM
photoshop is a great program for textures. actualy the area i was struggleing with was the actual texture mapping that is applyied directly to the model before a skin could be made.

Iam not quite at that stage but iam gettin close.

tonight though was a breakthrough for me and I think I finaly understand how to do it WOO HOO!!

What I need to do now is find someone who is willing to model the cockpit.
And someway to get ahold of someone in charge of the addons.
without these things it will never fly. more pics soon
thanks for the support.


http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 12:27 PM
Gibbage is the man to talk to about addon requirements. He can set you straight and probably render some good advice on modeling the 'pit.

Best to attract his attention at the Netwings <a href=http://www.netwings.org/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=list&forum=DCForumID43&archive=>IL2 Development</a> forum.

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fluke39
10-30-2003, 01:50 PM
interesting read Zybot - thanks for posting /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


(darn - i got little red x's on your pictures, porcupine - so i thought i'd put them up on my webspace to post them here for you- so i saved all of them ,resized them, uploaded them and put the html in this post - then i just went back to the thread to check your name - and noticed all the picture had appeared !! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif oh well, they look pretty good anyway !! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-30-2003, 04:36 PM
i thinks it because you alredy looked at the images so they are stored on your computer. if you want to post some pics for me be my guest!
i hope to have more screan shots for all tonight or tommorrow.
enjoy all

http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 02:41 AM
ooooohhhh yes please!!!!!

I'm a lousy modeller (as in never done one)..but I'll happily do skins for you. I don't have any experience in actually laying out the textures, but if you get someone else, I'll do you a "library" of historical skins.

cheers,
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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 03:24 AM
if i remmber and cba ill scan in some boomerang info i got in a book/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
piccies /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 07:27 AM
If its any help, I live about two minutes from the Toowoomba airport where those two Boomerangs are hangared, see them fly over my house just about every weekend,I could get piccies no worries at all.
The Aerotech guys and girl are great, I'm sure they would be delighted to help get their pride and joy flying in the virtual skies too.


OH yeah, add my 'YES PLEASE!!" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif allways wanted to see a sim do the Boomerang.
Now we are getting pac maps,B17s, A6ms, Beaufighters?...we have P40s. Brewsters, P39s...we're getting the p38, and I heard a rumour about B25s......all we need is a New Guinea terrain, some more Jap planes, a Spitfire or several (we need a MkVIII)
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Message Edited on 11/03/0306:32AM by BluedogKG200

XyZspineZyX
11-11-2003, 03:27 PM
YES PLEASE!

S!

The Boomerang would be awsome. Hey OLEG over hear! Check out the boomerang Mr Oleg PLEASE!

It's Obscure...
It's Pacific...
It was the First Production Fighter Australia Made...
It Saw serious Combat...
It's an Australian Icon!

My hats off to anyone who can do it, and it would be absolutly great for all us Aussies.

porcupine1 my hats off to you matey, I hope we can drum up some support for this!

S!



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XyZspineZyX
11-11-2003, 06:45 PM
the support is overwelming thanks guys.
It is going well and I hope to post new screenies very soon, by this weekend I hope.

If you have refrences you can e-mail them to me send me a private message and I'll send out my e-mail.
here is what I need.

1. cockpit photos and illustrations of the cockpit details.
2. I would also like some color profiles. I am unfamiliar with australian air force's history, so you aussies will need to show me what unit, numbers, and schemes, for the textures.
3.If someone wants to handle modeling the cockpit let me know I would most definatly not object.

also this is my first modeling attempt, so if it doesnt make it dont hurt me! I think it will be ok although I have no Idea how to do the cockpit, and the landing gear are giving me a tough time. Ill do my best.

I will release a template for the textures when time comes.
Thanks all for the support.



http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
11-11-2003, 06:56 PM
Id just read an article about the restored Boomerangs a couple months back, forgot which magazine. Never heard of the plane until that aticle.

Good stuff.

WTE_CAVOK wrote:
- S! Porcupine,
-
- My best wishes for your project. Love to see some
- progress shots! Hint, Hint,.
-
- As you can see there is a lot of enthusiasm from the
- Aussie FB Squads who would dearly love to have the
- machine.
-
- FYI there are two currently flying (both of which
- are based at Toowoomba, Queensland (about 100 miles
- W. of Brisbane) as part of a warbird collection
- which includes a Macchi and Sea Fury. Both have had
- floor-up total re-builds and are in immaculate,
- original condition - so data for a cockpit is not a
- problem, just someone to make it.
-
- A friend of mine did a lot of wing re-building on
- the second one and this was rolled out only a few
- months ago. It visited my home airfield for the
- annual Vintage Club get-together and I had a good
- look at it. Superb job and a credit to its owner
- and the guys who worked on it.
-
- We were hoping the 'Millimbimby Ghost' would come as
- well so we had both flying together - unfortunately
- it did not make it for some reason.
-
- It would appear that landing was slightly
- challenging. A few years ago I was sitting at a
- holding point with the 'Ghost' coming over the fence
- and my radio transmit on the blink. Gee did that
- pilot let me know exactly where he was! Nearly
- continuous reports from 200' down to the ground.
- Quite obviously the end of the runway is totally out
- of sight on short final with vision blocked by the
- big radial. He wanted to make sure I remained still
- as he had no means of seeing me if I had taxiied in
- front of him!
-
- That was a good day - we had the 'Boomer, two
- Wirraways and a Harvard buzzing about. The only
- down side was that lot on formation take-off did not
- do much good to the very dry surface of our small
- grass strip. You pay for your pleasure I guess.
-
- I wish you well Porcupine.
-
- WTE-CAVOK
- 2nd Talon Group
- Wedge Tailed Eagles
- wte-anga.com
-
-



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XyZspineZyX
11-12-2003, 01:37 AM
bump


http://www.ju52-3m.ch/bilder/wittstock.jpg

ahh its a crap plane anyway!!!
http://www.seanruppert.com/josh/porcopine.jpg

XyZspineZyX
11-12-2003, 04:20 AM
Hello? I'm an Australian... and what's more i know something about the Boomerang... Y was Australia the only country to use it? hmm think about it for a second... IT was a CRAP plane... sorry to say but it's the truth.. poor roll rates and large turning circle and it is slow. Oh corse feel free to add it to the game... i'll now go and c if i can find some shots of it...

XyZspineZyX
11-12-2003, 04:39 AM
pourshot wrote:
- It was a stop gap fighter that was put together very
- fast.It did not have a very powerfull engine but it
- was well armed with 2x20mm hispano and 4x.303.It
- looks the way it does on acount of the fact it had
- to use as many parts from other planes as
- posible.Infact the cockpit looks alot like the one
- in the brewster and I often wonder if it influanced
- the boomerangs shape(we flew them as well)
-
- In the end it gave great service as a ground
- straifer and artilary spotter it was very rugged and
- reliable and fairly well liked by it's pilots and
- crews.
-
- The guy who built it also did the one in my sig the
- CAC-CA15 kangaroo.
-
- No1RAAF_Pourshot


Mate that is not a Boomerang...

id post pics but i have no bloody idea how... cant just copy them in here... d'oh!
-

XyZspineZyX
11-12-2003, 07:55 AM
Sherman8r wrote:
- pourshot wrote:
-- It was a stop gap fighter that was put together very
-- fast.It did not have a very powerfull engine but it
-- was well armed with 2x20mm hispano and 4x.303.It
-- looks the way it does on acount of the fact it had
-- to use as many parts from other planes as
-- posible.Infact the cockpit looks alot like the one
-- in the brewster and I often wonder if it influanced
-- the boomerangs shape(we flew them as well)
--
-- In the end it gave great service as a ground
-- straifer and artilary spotter it was very rugged and
-- reliable and fairly well liked by it's pilots and
-- crews.
--
-- The guy who built it also did the one in my sig the
-- CAC-CA15 kangaroo.
--
-- No1RAAF_Pourshot
-
-
- Mate that is not a Boomerang...
-
- id post pics but i have no bloody idea how... cant
- just copy them in here... d'oh!



Read it agian I said at the bottom of my post "The guy who built it (meaning the boomerang) also did the one in my sig the CAC-CA15 kangaroo."

By the way my uncle was a instrument fitter on boomerangs and wirra's so i know what it looks like /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

No1RAAF_Pourshot
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~andycarroll68/CA-15%20Kangaroo.jpg

No1_RAAF

XyZspineZyX
11-12-2003, 08:28 AM
By the way at very low alts the boomer was a good aircraft if you talk to the people that used it, and could turn "very" tight if need be but when doing so the wing disrupted the airflow over the tail making the whole aircraft shake.


http://members.optusnet.com.au/~andycarroll68/boom.jpg


No1RAAF_Pourshot
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~andycarroll68/CA-15%20Kangaroo.jpg

No1_RAAF

XyZspineZyX
11-12-2003, 11:11 AM
oh ok then... jusst aming sure...

XyZspineZyX
11-12-2003, 01:02 PM
Here is a really good black and white photo of the boomerang.

<A HREF=http://www.defence.gov.au/raaf/</A>images/for_site/wallpaper/boomerang_1152.jpg">


As you can see I found this image at the Aussie defence website. http://www.defence.gov.au/raaf/

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http://www.ausgeek.org/~aim/Winter-109k4-03.jpg

XyZspineZyX
11-14-2003, 11:27 AM
BUMP! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-14-2003, 04:14 PM
Sherman8r wrote:
- Hello? I'm an Australian... and what's more i know
- something about the Boomerang... Y was Australia the
- only country to use it? hmm think about it for a
- second... IT was a CRAP plane... sorry to say but
- it's the truth.. poor roll rates and large turning
- circle and it is slow. Oh corse feel free to add it
- to the game... i'll now go and c if i can find some
- shots of it...
-
-


Well...I'll bite!

how about you stop trolling here or learn some history of it's evolution and life if your not!

If it gets in, online flying being mostly low level should show it quite agile albiet slowish top speed. Couple this with cannons, one or two accurate bursts will be enough to down most fighters.

Big thumbs up to porcupine1, by the way m8, package is on the way /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif )

S!
WTE_Mauler.

P.S. it has got good pilot armor, self sealing tanks, radial engine and strong constuction. Will be tough to down.

WTE_Gog
11-06-2004, 07:15 PM
I agree, the Boomerang would be great to have in PF.

I think with the huge following that this game has in Australia that the least the IL2 team can do is toss in an Aussie fighter!

It would make a welcome distraction to all the uber horsepower allied stuff and be loads of fun to fly.

Come on Oleg, get it in there!

Tully__
11-06-2004, 07:33 PM
Oh goody, a thread that hasn't seen the light of day for 12 months http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

sopwithkennel
11-07-2004, 12:19 AM
I was told that we where getting on in the game. But that seems to have not been the case. :-)

Heuristic_ALgor
11-07-2004, 12:40 AM
I don't know why Dave. It does not seem to hard to model...

http://wings.avkids.com/Book/Sports/Images/boomerang.gif

WTE_Galway
11-07-2004, 05:37 PM
to put this plane in perspective

it was designed and built as a contemporary of the early Emil, Brewster Buffaloe, Hurricane etc .. although it never fought in BoB it was basically designed with the same early war concept of a fighter as the BoB rides

by all accounts it was extremely agile and could account for itself well against contemporaries but like the other planes mentioned was outclassed very quickly by mid and late war designs

_Neveraine_
11-07-2004, 10:36 PM
I think i saw one of these down past frankston (Melbourne suburb), quite a nice plane.