Canadian Airborne '90    
Gameicon WRD
Canadian Airborne
WRD Portrait Canadian Airborne
Nation Flag of Canada Canada
Class Rifle Squad
Variant(s) Canadian Airborne '90
Cost 20 Supply
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB Training Shock
Size Very Small


Speed 25 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Good
Icon WALB Year 1978
Icon WALB Type Airborne, Mechanized, Motorized, Support
Battle Rifle C1A1 SLR (7.62mm)
LAW Carl Gustav M2 (84mm HEAT)
SAW C2A1 (7.62mm)

The Canadian Airborne is a new rifle squad infantry unit for Canada that appears in Wargame: Red DragonThey replace the Vandoos as Canada's prime shock infantry unit.


Tracing its lineage back to the World War II era units: the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and the legendary First Special Service Force, the Canadian Airborne Regiment drew on an impressive pedigree and hardened traditions.

Created during the Cold War, the Airborne Regiment were to be Canada's rapid reaction force. Deployed during the Montreal October Crisis, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and during the Kosovo crisis the regiment proved itself.

It was the regiments final deployment to Somalia that saw its demise. After the torture and murder of a Somalian teenager, the subsequent investigation that revealed discipline issues in the deployed battalion, the entire regiment was controversially disbanded.

The airborne capabilities of the Canadian military were maintained by 3rd battalions of each active regiment until finally coalescing in the modern day Canadian Special Operations Regiment.


The Canadian Airborne is Canada's primary shock unit. Its elite training will allow it to wipe the floor with non-special force PACT units and its relative 'cheapness' (20 points) allows the player to deploy swarms of these units. However in a CQB fight against SMG armed infantry, the Airborne will suffer.

Armed with the Carl Gustav M3, the Airborne can destroy light-armored APCS and tanks, though heavy/MBTs should be approached with caution and from the sides. With a CQC capable machine guns and a high-caliber assault rifle, the Airborne should be able to destroy multiple regular line or light infantry squads.

The Airborne should ideally be paired up with SMG armed recon infantry or APC when clearing jungles. For clearing cities, especially against SMG armed troops, the airbone should only advance with supporting units and/or artillery.

The Airborne is one of the few cost-effective shock infantry units, with capable multi-role capabilities. Use this unit as the core of any infantry assault, but be aware of its weakness against units such as Spetznaz or Li-Jian.

Weapons Edit

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon C1A1 SLR WRD Icon Carl Gustav M2 WRD Icon C2A1
Type Battle Rifle LAW SAW
Name C1A1 SLR Carl Gustav M2 C2A1
Caliber 7.62mm 84mm HEAT 7.62mm
Ammo x 2400 x 6 x 900
Range Ground = 595 m
Helicopters = 595 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 700 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 875 m
Helicopters = 545 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 60% 60% 50%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 15% N/A 30%
AP Power N/A 18 N/A
HE Power 1 N/A .5
Icon WALB Suppression 55 336 55
Rate of fire 176 r/min 10 r/min 249 r/min

Available transports Edit

Red Dragon Edit

  • Grizzly
  • Bison
  • CH-118
  • CH-135
  • CH-147

See AlsoEdit