Tudor and Brabazon I Under Construction

While these arguments [air-policy discussions] were progressing, there came announcement of construction of the 32-ton Tudor transport and the 100-ton Brabazon I. Full production on the former is scheduled for late '46, and the latter is to become available in '50. A further development of the Brabazon I — a craft with an all-up weight of 150 tons — is also under consideration, while de Havilland is working on a modification of the Flamingo, a smaller twin-engined feeder-type airliner.


Australia's Boomerang Now in Action

The first fighter designed and built in Australia, known as the Boomerang, has been in action for some time in the South Pacific, though it has received little press notice. Design was started in Feb 1942, with the prototype flying in July, and full production was attained recently. Of all metal construction, with "not enough wood to make a box of matches," the plane was designed around the Wirraway, enabling plants to use many of the tools and fixtures employed on latter craft.


These news clips were originally published in the "Aviation Abroad" column of the April, 1944, issue of Aviation magazine, vol 43, no 4, p 215.