CL-13 Mk.4

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CL-13 Mk.4
f-86_cl_13_mk4_italy.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/8.7/8.0BR
1 personCrew
9.5 tTake-off weight
5.20 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
14 000 mCeiling
General Electric J47-GE-13Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1118 km/hStructural
350 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 800 roundsAmmunition
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
16 x HVAR rocketsSetup 1
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombSetup 2
Economy
380 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
990 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png14 260 / 19 236/11 300 / 15 243/3 210 / 4 330Repair
280 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
990 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 200 Ge icon.pngAces
214 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
400 % Sl icon.png280 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Italian jet fighter CL-13 Mk.4. For other uses, see F-86 (Family).

Description

GarageImage CL-13 Mk.4.jpg


The CL-13 Mk.4 is a rank VI Italian jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB), 8.7 (RB), and 9.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - at sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,080 1,071 14 000 25.4 25.9 30.7 28.8 700
Upgraded  ??? 1,093  ??.? 24.0  ??.? 38.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1118 350 620 620 350 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 850 < 600 < 620 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
General Electric J47-GE-13 1 4,940 kg 233 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 33m fuel
1,145 kg Axial-flow turbojet 5,341 kg 5,730 kg 6,119 kg 6,236 kg 9,530 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 33m fuel MTOW
Stationary 2,273 kgf N/A 0.43 0.40 0.37 0.36 0.24
Optimal 2,273 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.43 0.40 0.37 0.36 0.24

Survivability and armour

  • 6.35 mm steel - in front of pilot
  • 38 mm bulletproof glass
  • 20 mm steel - pilot's headrest
  • 12.7 mm steel - pilot's seat

The plane isn't the best at survivability due to having very little armour around the cockpit, but it does have strong spots as well, such as the 38 mm bullet-proof glass which can save you from some head-ons.

The CL-13 Mk.4's armour and bullet-proof glass

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: M3 Browning (12.7 mm)

The CL-13 Mk.4 is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 1,800 total)

Suspended armament

The CL-13 Mk.4 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 16 x HVAR rockets
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs (2,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

The CL-13 Mk.4 is rather a different Sabre to play compared to the other variants in the family, as well as more difficult, since the armament on board is not the most effective for its battle rating. Therefore, the CL-13 Mk.4 is best used in a support-fighter role, because even if you might not have the armament for head-ons, you can always count on your teammates in a good ol' fashioned bait.

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Compressor Offensive 12 mm
II New boosters Airframe FRC mk.2
III Wings repair Engine New 12 mm MGs
IV G-suit Cover FLBC mk.1

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent speed for its rank
  • A magnificent roll rate

Cons:

  • General Electric J47-GE-13 engine produces less thrust than any other Sabre, including the A-5
  • Weak armament
  • Prone to exceeding its wing overload limit

History

The CL-13 Mk.4 was not the most popular CL-13 of the Canadair Sabre line, since only 438 were produced, and 428 were given to the RAF, none of which saw actual combat.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Related development
  • Canadair Sabre (those Sabres manufactured with the designator "CL")
  • North American F-86A/F
  • North American F-86D Sabre
  • North American F-100 Super Sabre
  • North American FJ-4 Fury
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


Canadair Limited
Fighters  CL-13A Mk 5* · CL-13 Mk.4* · CL-13B Mk.6*
  * These aircraft were license-built from North American Aviation who developed and built the F-86 Sabre fighter.

Italy jet aircraft
Fiat  G.91 pre-serie · G.91 R/1 · G.91 R/4 · G.91 YS
Foreign  ▄F-84G-21-RE · CL-13 Mk.4 · ▄F-86K · F-104S
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