List of aircraft of the Swiss Air Force

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Since its formation, the Swiss Air Force has used a number of different aircraft.

Aircraft[edit]

Current inventory[edit]

A F-5E tiger II flies by at the 2012 Axalp live fire event
A EC635 of the Swiss Air Force in flight
An F/A-18C taking off from Payerne air base
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
Northrop F-5 United States fighter F-5E 29[1] 6 assigned to the Patrouille Suisse demonstration team
Boeing F/A-18 United States multirole F/A-18C 25[1]
Reconnaissance
Super King Air United States photomapping 300C 1[1] operated for the Swiss Office of Topography
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Canada photomapping 1[1] operated for the Swiss Office of Topography[2]
Diamond DA42 Austria reconnaissance 1[1]
Transport
Dassault Falcon France VIP 900EX 1[3]
Pilatus PC-24 Switzerland VIP 1[4]
Bombardier Challenger Canada VIP/ MEDEVAC CL604 2[5]
Cessna Citation United States VIP transport 560XL 1[6]
Beech 1900 United States VIP transport 1[1]
PC-6 Porter Switzerland utility / transport 15[1] STOL capable aircraft
Helicopters
Eurocopter EC635 France / Germany utility / VIP EC635 P2+ 18[1] 2 configured for VIP
Eurocopter AS532 France transport / utility / SAR AS332UL[7] 24[1]
Trainer Aircraft
Northrop F-5 United States conversion trainer F-5F 5[1]
Boeing F/A-18 United States conversion trainer F/A-18D 7[1]
Pilatus PC-7 Switzerland trainer 27[1]
Pilatus PC-9 Switzerland trainer 7[1]
Pilatus PC-21 Switzerland primary trainer 8[1]
UAV
RUAG Ranger Switzerland surveillance 15[8]
KZD-85 Switzerland surveillance 30[9]

Retired[edit]

A Messerschmitt 109 on display at the flight museum in Dübendorf, Switzerland
A vintage Dewoitine D.27 restored to flying condition
A de Havilland Venom in a diorama setting at the Flieger-Flab-Museum
The sole example of an AS365 Dauphin in VIP configuration
A Swiss Hawker Hunter
A Do 27 on display at Payerne Air Base
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
Mirage III France fighter IIIS 30[10] retired in 1999
P-51 Mustang United States fighter 131[11] in service from 1949 to 1957
Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 France fighter 322[12] in service from 1939 to 1956
Messerschmitt Bf 109 Germany fighter 129[13] in service from 1939 to 1949
Dewoitine D.27 France fighter 66[14] in service from 1928 to 1944
Hanriot HD.1 France fighter 16[15] in service from 1921 to 1930
Nieuport 28 France fighter 15[16] in service from 1918 to 1930
Potez 25 France bomber 2[17] in service from 1938 to 1944
de Havilland Mosquito United Kingdom bomber 2[18] in service from 1944 to 1954
Hawker Hunter United Kingdom fighter-bomber TF.58 125[10] retired from service 1994
de Havilland Vampire United Kingdom fighter-bomber 182[19] in service from 1946 to 1990
de Havilland Venom United Kingdom fighter-bomber F.50/54 226[20] in service from 1954 to 1984
Reconnaissance
Mirage III France reconnaissance IIIRS 18[10] retired in 1999
de Havilland Venom United Kingdom reconnaissance F.50/54 32[20] in service from 1956 to 1987
EKW C-36 Switzerland reconnaissance 160[21] in service from 1942 to 1987
Fokker C.V Netherlands reconnaissance 64[22] in service from 1927 to 1954
EKW C-35 Switzerland reconnaissance 160[23] in service from 1937 to 1954
Häfeli DH-5 Switzerland reconnaissance 80[24] in service from 1922 to 1940
Häfeli DH-3 Switzerland reconnaissance 109[24] in service from 1917 to 1939
Häfeli DH-1 Switzerland reconnaissance 6[24] in service from 1916 to 1919
Piper Super Cub United States observation 6[25] in service from 1948 to 1975
Fieseler Fi 156 Germany observation 5[26] in service from 1940 to 1963
Potez 25 France observation 17[17] in service from 1927 to 1940
Dornier Do 27 Germany communications 3[10] retired in 2005
Messerschmitt Bf 108 Germany communications 18[27] in service from 1938 to 1959
Beechcraft Twin Bonanza United States communications 3[10] in service from 1957 to 1989
Transport
Dassault Falcon 50 United States VIP 1[28] replaced by a Falcon 900EX in 2013
Learjet 35 United States VIP 2[10] in service from 1987 to 2006
Junkers Ju 52 Germany transport 3[29] in service from 1939 to 1981
Beechcraft Expeditor United States transport 3[30] in service from 1948 to 1969
Siebel Si 204 Germany transport 1[31] in service from 1945 to 1955
Messerschmitt M 18 Germany transport 4[32] in service from 1929 to 1954
Helicopters
AS365 Dauphin France VIP 1[33] retired in 2009
Aérospatiale Alouette II France utility / SAR 30[10]
Aérospatiale Alouette III France utility / liaison 76[10] replaced by the Eurocopter EC635[34]
Sud-Ouest Djinn France light utility 4[35] in service from 1958 to 1964
Hiller UH-12 United States observation 3[36] in service from 1952 -1962
Trainer Aircraft
BAE Hawk United Kingdom primary trainer Hawk 66 19[37] 18 surviving aircraft sold to Finland in 2008[38]
Mirage III France conversion trainer IIIBS/DS 2/2[10] retired in 2003
Pilatus P-3 Switzerland trainer 60[10] retired in 1995
Hawker Hunter conversion United Kingdomtrainer T.68 7[10] retired in 1994
de Havilland Vampire United Kingdom jet trainer T.55 35[10] retired in 1990
Pilatus P-2 Switzerland trainer 55[39] in service from 1945 to 1981
Bücker Bü 131 Germany trainer 94[40] in service from 1936 to 1971
North American Harvard Canada trainer IIB 40[41] in service from 1948 to 1968
Bücker Bü 133 Germany trainer 52[42] in service from 1937 to 1968
Focke-Wulf Germany trainer 1[43] in service from 1945 to 1953
Nardi FN.315 Italy trainer 2[44] in service from 1944 to 1948
Dewoitine D.26 France trainer 11[14] in service from 1931 to 1948
Morane-Saulnier MS.229 France trainer 2[45] in service from 1931 to 1941
Nieuport 28 France trainer 5[46] in service from 1917 to 1921

References[edit]

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