Canadair CL-41G

[Would you like to see this in-game?]
  • Yes
  • No
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[What BR should the CL-41G have?]
  • 6.7
  • 7.0
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
  • Other
  • Voted No
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[Which nation should the CL-41G go to?]
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • A Canadian Tree/Sub-Tree
  • Other
  • Voted No
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Hello everyone! I Today I will be suggesting the CL-41G, a COIN/CAS version of the venerable CT-114 Tutor trainer jet.



Beginning in 1963, Canadair began marketing an armed trainer, counter-insurgency, and light close air support variant of their CL-41 jet trainer. The CL-41 was a low wing, T-tail, side-by-side, single engine jet trainer. The powerplant came in the form of a single Orenda J85-CAN-40 turbojet producing 2,700 lbf (12 kN) of thrust. In June 1964, a prototype was created by converting the CL-41A 26015. The conversion included a reflector gun sight, gun camera, strengthened landing gear, low pressure tires, as well as six hardpoints, two under the fuselage and four under the pair of wings. The aircraft took off in this configuration for the first time on June 9th, 1964 with pilot Ian MacTavish at the controls. Weapon trials were conducted throughout 1964 with bombs and gunpod trials conducted at RCAF Station Chatham, and Eglin AFB respectively. These were followed by an extensive weapons trials at NOTS Inyokern & NAS Patuxent River flown by USN aviators. During it’s gunpod trials, the aircraft mounted with SUU-11/A proved to be an exceptionally stable firing platform, the aircraft fired a total of 49,000 rounds of ammunition with repeated consistency. In 1965 the aircraft flew down to Quito, Ecuador for a series of demonstration flights, however these yielded no sale. Other failed foreign sales included Iran, Kuwait, Philippines, and Australia. A unique proposal for the Royal Australian Air Force saw the CL-41G equipped with wingtip tanks; this would’ve been designated the CL-41G-4. The CL-41G’s first and only sale came in March 1966 with the sale of 20 CL-41G-5’s to the Royal Malaysian Air Force. The CL-41G-5’s differed from the CL-41G in a few different ways, including a new more powerful engine, but perhaps that is a story for another time… A purpose built twin engine ground-attack variant of the CL-41 was later proposed as the CL-41T. The CL-41T featured two more weapon pylons, terrain following radar, and guided weapon capabilities, this never proceeded past the blueprint stage. The CL-41G prototype remained in Canada, eventually serving alongside the CL-84-1 as a chase aircraft. The aircraft was struck off the Canadian Forces inventory in January 1991, and currently resides as an outdoor display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada.




The CL-41G provides a Canadian attacker jet option to War Thunder, much in the same light as the Sk 60’s found in the Swedish tree. The CL-41G could easily be implemented in the British, or American trees or could be a part of a unique Canadian branch/tree of aircraft in-game.



General characteristics :

Crew: 2

Length: 32 ft (9.8 m)

Wingspan: 36 ft 4 in (11.1 m)

Height: 9 ft 5 in (2.86 m)

Empty weight: 4,860 lb (2,205 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 7,437 lb (3,373 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Orenda J85-CAN-40 turbojet engine producing 2,700 lbf (12 kN) of thrust.


Maximum speed: 791 km/h (491 mph) at 4,572 m (15,000 ft)

Range: 1445 km (898 mi)

Service ceiling: 13,716 m (45,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 21.6 m/s (4,250 ft/min)


2x 7.62 mm SUU-11/A gunpods with 3000 rounds total

6x 250 lb Mk.81/Snake eye bombs

4x 500 lb Mk.82/Snake eye bombs

2x 1000 lb Mk.83 bombs

2x 500 lb BLU-11 /B napalm bombs

2x 750 lb BLU-1/B napalm bombs

2x 500 lb Mk.20 cluster bombs

52x 70mm Mighty Mouse rockets

8x 127mm Zuni rockets



Canadair CT-114 Tutor - Wikipedia


Canadair’s Tutor-Emeritus Part 6: The Ground Attack CL-41s

Canadair’s Tutor-Emeritus Addendum 2: CL-41 Models & Proposed Variants


Wow poll so functional!

+1 from me, But the Poll isn’t working

@64_bit @USthunder There are no broken polls, only happy accidents.

It would seem so. I guess I’m blind or something…

Its fixed now

Isn’t this the Strike master?

Cool. Happy to see it. I have said this 100 times already, no point in stopping now! “I want an Australian/Canadian tree”.

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+1 for future Canadian TT. (or Canada/ANZAC tree)

Need the Tutor in game.

The Strikemaster and the CL-41G are different aircraft; though they were direct competitors on the export market. The easiest identifier between the two silhouettes is the different empennage designs. Despite the CL-41G’s only export sale predating the Strikemaster’s first flight, the Strikemaster was a lot more successful on the export market. Allegedly however, the South African Air Force was interested in acquiring 50 CL-41G’s around 1963. I don’t know if there is any truth to this or not, so if any South African’s have sources on that, that’d be great.

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I see a COIN/light attack/armed trainer aircraft, I vote yes. Simple as that! +1

Basically similar to Strike Master, but Zuni is very attractive, +1 for me

+1 for a canadian tree/subtree, in this case i would say neither the UK nor the US needs this as they both have either the strikemaster/jet provost or A-37 that fill the same niches as this

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