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Aeroplane Model - CAC CA-6 Wackett Trainer Object Reg. No: ST 023611

Summary:
This 1:30 scale model was donated to the Museum by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation in 1954. It was one of a group of models donated by CAC representing the aircraft built by the company. It is painted as A3-200, the last Wackett Trainer to be built although the silver paint scheme is not accurate as this aircraft was camouflaged at the time of delivery from the factory in April 1942. A3-200 crashed at Hervey Bay, Queensland on 24 February 1943 and was later converted to components. The Museum acquired the model from the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation in 1954 at the conclusion of the 'Jubilee of Flight' exhibition at the former Science Museum of Victoria in 1953-54. It had been loaned to the Museum for the exhibition but was then donated by CAC Manager Sir Lawrence Wackett. It is apparently a factory model used for promotional or display purposes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, 1954
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 100 mm (Height), 360 mm (Width), 280 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, military aircraft, model aeroplanes, scale models, trainers, wars conflicts, plans, rb211
Themes this item is part of: Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) CA-6 Wackett Trainer, Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Winjeel, North American Aviation / Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Mustang Fighter, Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Wirraway
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: model propeller aircraft - military
Model Scale: 1:30
Manufacturer of Item Modelled: Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1939-1942

Comments

Jennifer Mikkelsen Posted on 02 Mar 2010 1:14 PM
where is wackett-trainer previously owned by Andrew Mucas and loaned to Moorabin Air Museum
Discovery Centre Posted on 03 Mar 2010 3:50 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Jennifer, the Moorabbin Air Museum has a Wackett Trainer in their collection, perhaps consider contacting them to see if it is the one you are referring to. Their details can be found here: http://www.aarg.com.au/

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