Canadair CT-41 Tutor / CT-114
Canadair started design of a jet trainer in 1958 as a private venture. Controls and systems of the Tutor are relatively simple with hydraulic power to the landing gear, flaps and nosewheel steering, and manual flying controls. The cabin is pressurized and zero-level ejection seats are fitted. It is fully equipped for navigation, instrument and night flying training. The Tutor has side-by-side seating and a single turbojet engine built by Orenda Engines in Canada.
First flown on January 13, 1960, the 190 CL-41A aircraft were built for the Canadian air force as the CT-114 Tutor, ordered into production in 1961. It was used from 1963 until 2000 when it was replaced with the CT-156 Harvard II and the CT-155 Hawk as primary jet trainers.
The Tutor is best known in North America for the formation aerobatics of the Snowbird team who have performed from the Northwest Territories to Mexico. Officially known as 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the team had fifteen Tutors, eleven of which travel with the team during the airshow season.
Following the Canadian aircraft were 20 CL-41G Tebuan light attack derivative for Malaysia, production ending in 1967.
The CL-41R features an extended, pointed nose, as an NASARR (North American Search and Range Radar) electronics training version.
CL-41A / CT-114 Tutor
Engine: 2,650 lbs.t. (1202 kgp) Orenda-built J85-Can-40 turbojet.
Max speed, 486 mph (782 kph) at 27,500ft (8382m)
Cruise, 356 mph (560 kph)
Initial climb, 4,420 fpm (22.45 m/sec)
Service ceiling, 44,500ft (13564 m)
Range, 944 mls (1519 km)
Empty weight, 4,840 lb (2195 kg)
Loaded weight, 7348 lb (3333 kg)
Max TO weight: 11,288 lb (5131 kg)
Span, 36 ft 4in. (11 m)
Length, 32 ft (9.75 m)
Wing area, 220 sq.ft (20.44 sq.m)
Height: 9 ft 3.75 in (2.84 m).
Engine: 1 x General Electric J85-J4 turbojet, 13.1kN
Max Take-off weight: 5120 kg / 11288 lb
Empty weight: 2402 kg / 5296 lb
Wingspan: 11.13 m / 37 ft 6 in
Length: 9.75 m / 32 ft 0 in
Height: 2.76 m / 9 ft 1 in
Wing area: 20.44 sq.m / 220.01 sq ft
Max. speed: 772 km/h / 480 mph
Ceiling: 12860 m / 42200 ft
Range: 2157 km / 1340 miles
Armament: 1814kg load