Title: Commonwealth Boomerang

The Boomerang fighter aircraft was designed using as many components as were already available in Australia, to meet an urgent requirement for a modern combat aircraft. It used the basic wing, undercarriage and tail of the Wirraway, mated to a new fuselage and the Twin Wasp engine in use on the Beaufort. It was very manoeuvrable and well liked by pilots, and approx 250 were built.

To maximise value, this title includes the flight manual (titled Operating Instructions) for both the Boomerang and the earlier Wirraway, the trainer it was derived from, along with the Aircraft Profile for the Boomerang. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • RAAF Operating Instructions for the “Boomerang” Interceptor Aircraft. RAAF Publication No 257 dated Jan 1942, with approx. 103 pages.
  • Aircraft Profile publication No 178 covering the Commonwealth Boomerang, dated 1967 with 12 pages.
  • RAAF Pilots Notes for the Wirraway. RAAF Publication No 109 2nd Edition dated July 1945, with approx. 60 pages.