CAC Wirraway - produced in 1942 it went on to fly over hours and 953 sorties with the RAAF during World War Two, many over Japanese held territory whilst based in Bouganville from 1943 to 1945 (photo taken at the Ballarat Aviation Museum in
RAAF CAC CA-6 Wackett trainers. This was the first in-house designed aircraft for CAC and was named in honour of its designer, Lawrence Wackett. The first of 2 prototypes flew in October 1939. The first of 200 production CA-6 Wackett trainers fitted with 175hp Warner Scarab radial engines was flown on February 6th, 1941 and they started to enter RAAF service in March 1941 to supplement de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane basic trainers.