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List of aircraft of the Swiss Air Force

Patrouille Suisse F-5E Tiger II

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

Contents

  • Aircraft 1
    • Current inventory 1.1
    • Retired 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Aircraft

Current inventory

Aircraft Origin Type # used Service
date
Notes
Beechcraft 1900 US VIP transport 1[1] 2007
Beechcraft B300C King Air US photomapping/transport 1[1] 1993 assists Office of Topography
Cessna 560XL Citation Excel US VIP transport 1[2] 2005
Dassault Falcon 900EX France VIP transport 1[3] 2013
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Canada photomapping/transport 1[1] 1976 assists Office of Topography[4]
Eurocopter AS332M1 Super Puma[5] France utility/SAR helicopter 15[1] 1987
Eurocopter AS532 UL Cougar[6] France utility/SAR helicopter 11[1] 2001
Eurocopter EC635 P2+ France utility/VIP helicopter 20[1] 2008 18 EC635 and 2 EC635VIP[7]
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet US multirole 26[1] 1996
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet US conversion trainer 5[8] 1996
Northrop F-5E Tiger II US fighter 41[1] 1978 Patrouille Suisse uses 12
Northrop F-5F Tiger II US conversion trainer 12[1] 1976 air policing and EW
Pilatus PC-6 Porter Switzerland transport/utility 15[1] 1976 [note 1]
Pilatus PC-7 Switzerland trainer 29[1] 1982 PC-7 Team uses 9
Pilatus PC-9 Switzerland trainer 8[1] 1988 Target-towing and EW.
Pilatus PC-21 Switzerland primary trainer 8[1] 2007
RUAG Ranger Switzerland surveillance UAV 15[9] 1988 28 ADS-95 & 8 ADS-90 delivered
KZD-85 Switzerland target UAV 30[10] 1985

Retired

Aircraft Origin Type # Used Service
Period
Notes
Aérospatiale Alouette II France helicopter utility/SAR 30 1958–1992 [11][12]
Aérospatiale Alouette III France helicopter utility/liaison 84 1964–2010 [11][note 2][13]
Airco DH.9 UK bomber 3 1922–1929 [14]
Airco DH.9A UK bomber 1 1920–1929 [14]
Albatros D.III Oeffag Austria fighter 1 1920–1921 [15]
Aviatik C.I Germany reconnaissance 1 1914–1917 [16]
Aviatik C.III Germany reconnaissance 1 1917–1919 [16]
Aviatik Taube Germany reconnaissance 1 1915–1915 [16]
BAE Hawk 66 UK trainer 19 1989–2008 [17][note 3][18]
Beechcraft Model 18 US transport 3 1948–1969 [19]
Beechcraft Twin Bonanza US communications 3 1957–1989 [11]
BFW M 18 Germany transport 4 1929–1954 [20]
Blériot XI-B France trainer 2 1914–1919 [21]
Bücker Bü 131 Germany trainer 94 1936–1971 [22]
Bücker Bü 133 Germany trainer 52 1937–1968 [22]
Bücker Bü 181 Germany trainer 7 1945–1956 [22]
Comte AC-1 Switzerland fighter 1 1928–1939 [23]
Comte AC-4 Switzerland liaison 1 1931–1938 [24]
Comte AC-11-V Switzerland liaison 1 1943–1945 [25]
Dassault Falcon 50 France VIP 1 1996–2013 [26][note 4]
Dassault Mirage IIIS France fighter 36 1966–1999 [11][27]
Dassault Mirage IIIBS/DS France conversion trainer 4 1964–2003 [11][27]
Dassault Mirage IIIRS France reconnaissance 18 1965–1999 [11][27]
de Havilland Mosquito B.IV & V UK bomber 2 1944–1954 [28]
de Havilland Vampire F.1, FB.6, NF.10 UK fighter-bomber 182 1946–1990 [29]
de Havilland Vampire T.55 UK trainer 39 1953–1990 [11][30]
de Havilland Venom FB.50, FB.54 UK fighter-bomber 226 1954–1984 [31]
de Havilland Venom FB.50, FB.54 UK reconnaissance 32 1956–1987 [31]
Dewoitine D.1 France fighter 2 1925–1939 [32]
Dewoitine D.9 France fighter 3 1928–1940 [32]
Dewoitine D.19 France fighter 3 1926–1940 [32]
Dewoitine D.26 France trainer 11 1931–1948 [32]
Dewoitine D.27 France fighter 66 1928–1944 [32]
DFW C.V Germany reconnaissance 2 1918–1922 [33][note 5]
Dornier Do 27H-2 Germany communications 7 1958–2008 [11][34]
Dufaux 4 France trainer 1 1910–1910 [35]
Dufaux 5 France trainer 1 1910–1911 [36]
EFW N-20 Aiguillon Switzerland fighter 1 1948–1952 [37]
EKW C-35 Switzerland reconnaissance 160 1937–1954 [38]
EKW C-36 Switzerland reconnaissance 160 1942–1987 [39]
Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin France helicopter VIP 1 1984–2009 [40]
Fairey Fox VI.R UK reconnaissance 2 1937–1945 [41]
Farman MF.11 (Shorthorn) France trainer 1 1915–1916 [42]
Farman HF.20 France trainer 2 1914–1918 [42]
FFA P-16 Switzerland fighter/bomber 3 1955–1958 [note 6][43]
Fieseler Fi 156 Germany observation 5 1940–1963 [44]
Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Germany trainer 1 1945–1953 [45]
Fokker C.V-E Netherlands reconnaissance 64 1927–1954 [46]
Grandjean L & L-1 Switzerland trainer 2 1914–1915 [47]
Häfeli DH-1 Switzerland reconnaissance 6 1916–1919 [48]
Häfeli DH-2 Switzerland trainer 6 1916–1922 [48]
Häfeli DH-3 Switzerland reconnaissance 109 1917–1939 [48]
Häfeli DH-4 Switzerland fighter 1 1918–1918 [48]
Häfeli DH-5 Switzerland reconnaissance 80 1922–1940 [48]
Halberstadt C.V Germany reconnaissance 1 1920–1921 [49]
Hanriot HD.1 France fighter 16 1921–1930 [50]
Hawker Hind UK bomber/trainer 1 1936–1945 [51]
Hawker Hunter FB.58 UK fighter-bomber 125 1958–1994 [11][52]
Hawker Hunter T.68 UK conversion trainer 7 1974–1994 [11][53]
Hiller UH-12 US helicopter observation 3 1952–1962 [54]
Junkers Ju 52 Germany transport 3 1939–1981 [55]
Learjet 35 US VIP 2 1987–2006 [11]
LVG C.III Germany reconnaissance 2 1914–1916 [56]
LVG C.IV Germany reconnaissance 21 1920–1929 [56]
Messerschmitt Bf 108 Germany communications 18 1938–1959 [57]
Messerschmitt Bf 109 Germany fighter 129 1939–1949 [58]
Militär-Apparat MA-7 Switzerland fighter 1 1926–1926 [59]
Morane-Saulnier H France trainer 2 1914–1919 [60]
Morane-Saulnier L France trainer 2 1915–1919 [60]
Morane-Saulnier MS.229 France trainer 2 1931–1939 [60]
Morane-Saulnier MS.406/D-3800 France fighter 305 1939–1959 [60][note 7]
Nardi FN.315 Italy trainer 2 1944–1948 [61]
Nieuport 23 France trainer 5 1917–1921 [62]
Nieuport 28 France fighter 15 1918–1930 [63]
Nord Norécrin France liaison 1 1948–1954 [64]
Nord NC.850 Norvigie France liaison 1 1949–1950
North American P-51 Mustang US fighter 131 1949–1957 [65]
North American Harvard II.B Canada trainer 40 1948–1968 [note 8][66]
Pilatus P-2 Switzerland trainer 55 1945–1981 [67]
Pilatus P-3 Switzerland trainer 60 1956–1995 [11]
Pilatus PC-6 H2M Switzerland transport 12 1967–1981 [68][note 9]
Piper PA-18 Super Cub US observation 6 1948–1975 [69]
Potez 25 France observation 17 1927–1940 [70]
Potez 63 & 633 France bomber 2 1938–1944 [71]
Rumpler C.IV Germany reconnaissance 1 1920–1921 [72]
Rumpler C.VII Germany reconnaissance 1 1920–1920 [72]
Sablatnig P.III Germany transport 1 1922–1929 [73]
Siebel Si 204 Germany transport 1 1945–1955 [74]
Siemens-Schuckert D.II Germany fighter 1 1918–1922 [75]
Stinson L-5 Sentinel US liaison 1 1944–1945 [76]
Sud-Ouest Djinn France helicopter trainer 4 1958–1964 [77]
SWS C-1 Switzerland fighter 1 1919–1920 [78]
Voisin 5 LAS France bomber/trainer 1 1915–1919 [79]
Wild WT/WTS Switzerland trainer 11 1915-1934 [note 10][80]
Wild WT-1/WT-1S Switzerland trainer 33 1916-1934 [81]
Zeppelin C.II Germany reconnaissance 22 1920–1927 [82]

Notes

  1. ^ Turboprop STOL aircraft
  2. ^ replaced by Eurocopter EC635
  3. ^ 18 sold to Finland
  4. ^ replaced by Falcon 900EX
  5. ^ DFW built by Halberstadt
  6. ^ Cancelled in favour of Hawker Hunter after crash, two civil registered airframes also built.
  7. ^ includes Morane D-3800 and developments built in Switzerland.
  8. ^ Built in Canada by Noorduyn.
  9. ^ Piston-engine powered variant
  10. ^ Total includes 1 "special" variant

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External links

  • Media related to Air force of Switzerland at Wikimedia Commons
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