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The CAC Wackett trainer was the first in house designed aircraft from the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation of Australia. The name was derived from its designer Lawrence Wackett. It entered service in March 1941 with 200 being delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force by 1942. It was a tandem seat monoplane training aircraft of steel tube and fabric construction with a Warner Scarab radial engine and a Hamilton two bladed propeller.