CL-13A Mk 5

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"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
CL-13A Sabre Mk 5
General characteristics
1 personCrew
9.5 tTake-off weight
5.20 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
14 700 mCeiling
Avro Canada Orenda 10Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1170 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
380 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
990 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png14 000 / 18 885/10 450 / 14 097/3 510 / 4 734Repair
280 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
990 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 200 Ge icon.pngAces
214 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
410 % Sl icon.png300 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the aircraft CL-13A Mk 5. For other uses, see F-86 (Family).


GarageImage CL-13A Mk 5.jpg

The CL-13A Sabre Mk 5 is a Rank VI German jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB), 9.3 (RB), and 9.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.39.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
1,103 1,097 14 700 24.5 25.7 39.9 36.4 650
Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
1,114  ? 14 700 24.0  ??.? 49.3  ??.? 650


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
1170 350 620 ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< 850 < 600 < 650 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 2790 kgf No WEP

Survivability and armour

  • 6.35 mm steel - in front of cockpit
  • 12.7 mm steel - pilot's seat
  • 20 mm steel - pilot's head rest
  • 38 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen
  • Engine and fuel tanks take up most of fuselage
  • More fuel tanks in wings


Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M3 (12.7 mm)

The CL-13A Mk 5 is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

The CL-13A Mk 5 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • Without payload
  • 16 x 127 mm HVAR rockets
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs (2,000 lb total)

Usage in the battles

Speed is everything. Reach around 1000 kph and then 10 to 20 degree climb then level out before dropping below 750 kmh IAS.

Watch out for planes like F-86F-2 Sabres and Hunters. These two you'll see the most and they will see you as a big threat since you pretty much out-perform them in every aspect. Destroy them before they pose any threat to you.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe FRC mk.2
III Wings Repair Engine New 12 mm MGs
IV Engine Injection Cover FLBC mk.1

Pros and cons


  • Excellent roll rate at all speeds.
  • Flying tail elevator provides insane maneuverability at higher speeds.
  • High velocity heavy machine gun armament.
  • High rate of fire .50 cal M3 machine guns.
  • Turn rate is very good (not better than F-86A-5/F-40 Sabre).
  • Very good climb rate against all jets.
  • Better acceleration than most 9.0 jets, accelerating more than any other Sabre in game.
  • All round aircraft (good at AB, RB, and SB).


  • Low speed maneuverability worse than earlier jets.
  • Installed boosters breaks your wings if pulled over 12 G.
  • Weak landing gears.
  • Its excessive flight performance very often causes overconfidence, which can prove deadly.


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Read also

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Germany jet aircraft
Ar 234  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3
He 162  He 162 A-1 · He 162 A-2
Ho 229  Ho 229 V3
Me 163  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0
Me 262  Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
USA  CL-13A Mk 5 · CL-13B Mk.6 · ▀F-86K · F-104G
USSR  ▀MiG-15bis · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF · ▀IL-28
Britain  Sea Hawk Mk.100
Italy  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4