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CAC Winjeel

CAC Winjeel

Engines
1 x Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-2 Wasp Junior 9 Cylinder Radial
Thrust
450 hp
Length
8.56 m (28 ft 1 in)
Height
2.77 m (9 ft 1 in)
Wingspan
11.78 m (38 ft 8 in)
Weight
1,968 kg (4,340 lb)
Max Speed
301 km/h (162 kt)
Ceiling
15,240m (50,000 ft)
Range
885 km (477 nm)

Description of Aircraft

While not a fighter aircraft the CAC Winjeel earns its place at Fighter World because of its long association with the training of fighter pilots in Close Air Support (CAS) procedures. Designed to a 1948 RAAF specification for a basic trainer to replace the Tiger Moth, the Winjeel first flew in 1951. In the Forward Air Control role the aircraft was fitted with a carriage and release unit located underneath the aircraft fuselage and was capable of the airborne delivery of smoke grenades to mark targets to be identified and engaged by Fighter/Attack aircraft.

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