The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) was established in 1936, to provide Australia with the capability to produce military aircraft and engines. By September 1937 a factory had been completed at Port Melbourne and Lawrence Wackett, an aircraft designer, became the General Manager. The first aircraft to be produced was the Wirraway, based on the North American NA-16. The company produced fighter aircraft during WW2 and continued after the war to produce jet fighters, trainers and helicopters. In 1985 CAC became a subsidiary of Hawker de Havilland and lost its identity.
Sabre at Laverton
Photo of the R.A.A.F. CAC Avon Powered Saber A94-922 aircraft seen at Laverton Airforce Base.
Photo of the R.A.A.F. CAC Saber A94-983 aircraft seen at Laverton Airforce Base, Australia.
Photo of the Royal Australian Airforce CAC Canberra Bomber (236) seen at Laverton RAAF Base.
CAC Mustang gets airborne Point Cook 29/1/2011 owner/operator RAAF Museum
CAC Mustang A68-118 pictured at Point Cook 26/02/2012