The Canadair CL-13A Sabre Mk.5 is an Canadian-produced varient of the American F-86 Sabre. The aircraft is a rank 5 aircraft of the German air force. 75 Mk.5 Sabre's and 225 Sabre Mk.5's would see service with the Luftwaffe starting in 1957.
Design, Development, & History Edit
The Canadair Sabre was a Canadian licenced version of the North American F-86 Sabre. The Canadair Sabre was arguably the best Sabre ever built, with the Canadian-built Orenda engines vastly improved rate of climb.
The Sabre Mk.5 entered service with the RCAF in late October 1953. As the Cold War tensions built, West Germany was once again allowed to rearm, and join NATO. The Luftwaffe was formed and the Canadair Sabre Mk.5 and Mk.6 were some of first aircraft of the new air force, alongside F-84's and Sea Hawk's.
The aircraft, along with other's, never saw combat against the Warsaw pact forces.