Canadair CL-44. Specifications. A photo.
Canadair CL-44. Specifications. A photo.

Canadair CL-44. Specifications. A photo.


Canadair CL-44 - Canadian turboprop passenger and cargo airliner produced since 1969 years for the needs of civil aviation and for the Air Force.


Photo Canadair CL-44


Design and Cargo aircraft Canadair CL-44 was conducted based on the model of the British airliner Bristol Britannia, however, in view of the need to improve the design, the model has been partially modified, and in fact, no longer is a version of the British aircraft manufacturers, although in many ways consistent with her.

His first flight of the aircraft Canadair CL-44 made in 1959 year, at the same time in a year, the model was put into production, which is primarily focused on military aviation (transport troops and cargo transportation), and has subsequently been further modified for the needs of civil aviation, including the transportation of passengers, transportation of small-sized and large-sized cargoes, etc.


Cargo version Canadair CL-44


Depending on the modification of the aircraft and for the entire production cycle is aware of at least 7 appeared versions, on board an aircraft can accommodate up to 160 passengers, which greatly exceeds the capabilities of the British aircraft adapted for the carriage of only 139 people. The maximum flight distance was limited 9 thousand kilometers, which in turn provides opportunities for military purposes as well as for the civil sector.

Four Rolls-Royce Tyne 515/50 turboprop aircraft engines (depending on the modification and version of the aircraft) are capable of developing a tractive effort of 5739 hp. each, which in turn provided this aircraft with a very high flight speed, amounting to about 670 km / h. (maximum flight speed), thus providing very fast air travel in comparison with aircraft of the same type, but from other aircraft manufacturers. Nevertheless, the powerful power plant of the Canadair CL-44 is also a very big drawback, manifested mainly in the high level of fuel consumption, which made flights very expensive, thereby quickly leading to a loss of interest in this airliner.


Salon Canadair CL-44


Aircraft Canadair CL-44 has a very interesting and unusual design of the fuselage that can open the tailpiece to access to the cargo compartment. The idea, proposed by Canadian aircraft manufacturers, was quite revolutionary, however, due to this factor seriously increased risk of leakage during the flight, which is also one of the reasons why the operation of the aircraft was discontinued in the year 1971.

Among other things, produced the following modification of the model:

  • Canadair CL-44-6 - The military version, also known as CC-106 Yukon;
  • Canadair CL-44D4-1 - Civilian cargo version of the plane;
  • Canadair CL-44D4-2 - Civilian cargo version, designed specifically for carrier «Flying Tiger Line»;
  • Canadair CL-44D4-6 - Special cargo version, designed for the company «Slick Airways» $;
  • Canadair CL-44D4-8 - Passenger version of the aircraft;
  • Canadair CL-44J - A special version with enhanced facilities and increased fuselage length, maximum vzlёtnym weight and fuel tanks;
  • Canadair CL-44-O - Passenger version with improved power plant Rolls-Royce RB211.


Specifications Canadair CL-44.


  • Crew: 3 person;
  • Passenger: 160 people (Depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 41,73 m .;
  • Wingspan: 43,38 m .;
  • Plane Height: 11,18 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 40348 kg .;
  • Payload: 29959 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 95000 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 646 km \ h.(Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 670 km \ h.(Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 8990 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9100 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce Tyne 515/50 (depending on version);
  • Power: 4 × 5730 hp(Depending on version).


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