The CAC Wackett trainer was the first aircraft type designed in house by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation of Australia.
The name was derived from its designer Lawrence Wackett.
The Wackett served primarily as wireless trainers and dual flight training.
It served at several Empire Air Training Scheme establishments in Australia.
About one-third of the 200 aircraft were written off during the type’s service with the RAAF and after the end of World War II the remaining aircraft were withdrawn from use and sold to civilian individuals and organisations.
About thirty aircraft were subsequently re-sold to the Netherlands East Indies Air Force and the survivors of these were transferred to the nascent Indonesian Air Force at independence.