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Swiss F5E/F new home?

Post by fisherman » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:02 pm

It appears that the US DOD draft budget has a purchase for 22 F5E/F Ex Swiss AF for the sum of €39.676, quite a bargain, they appear destined for the USMC.

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Re: Swiss F5E/F new home?

Post by MRTT » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:05 pm

2019/20 procurement programme, I believe.

Begs the question, what happens to the Patrouille Suisse?

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Post by paddyboy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:48 am

I might be able to squeeze one of those gorgeous little Northrops in my back garden :thumbs:

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Re: Swiss F5E/F new home?

Post by Canberra TT.18 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:06 am

MRTT wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:05 pm
2019/20 procurement programme, I believe.

Begs the question, what happens to the Patrouille Suisse?
The original 110 Tigers was reduced to 54.(around 2000). Now there is a new reduction to around 30 . So the 22 are presumably the deduction between 54 and 30. It was said the Patr.Suisse would continue for some years.
The remaining Tigers and Hornets will be replaced by one new fighter type. The flying evaluation is this spring.

Will the 22 Tigers be used by the USMC as new agressors or for spares?

Pieter

P.s. exact numbers 26 remain in service. 27 wfu. 4 went or go to museums and so 22 to USA. 1 might be around for some other purpose.
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Re: Swiss F5E/F new home?

Post by reach1 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:20 am

Should be joining the others heard about it two months ago on the grape vine.

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Re: Swiss F5E/F new home?

Post by fisherman » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:01 am

Canberra TT.18 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:06 am
MRTT wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:05 pm
2019/20 procurement programme, I believe.

Begs the question, what happens to the Patrouille Suisse?
The original 110 Tigers was reduced to 54.(around 2000). Now there is a new reduction to around 30 . So the 22 are presumably the deduction between 54 and 30. It was said the Patr.Suisse would continue for some years.
The remaining Tigers and Hornets will be replaced by one new fighter type. The flying evaluation is this spring.

Will the 22 Tigers be used by he USMC as new agressors or for spares?

Pieter
It would seem that is the thinking behind it.

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Re: Swiss F5E/F new home?

Post by toom317 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:24 pm

paddyboy wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:48 am
I might be able to squeeze one of those gorgeous little Northrops in my back garden :thumbs:

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Stuff VTTS or Tornado To The Sky, let's start a crowd fund for "F5 for Paddy's Garden". :thumbs:
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Re: Swiss F5E/F new home?

Post by paddyboy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:56 pm

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :clap:
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Post by NAM Updater » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:23 pm

I suppose that answers why we never received a reply from Switzerland!! :ninja:
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Re: Swiss F5E/F new home?

Post by Worldnis » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:36 pm

Canberra TT.18 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:06 am
MRTT wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:05 pm
2019/20 procurement programme, I believe.

Begs the question, what happens to the Patrouille Suisse?
The original 110 Tigers was reduced to 54.(around 2000). Now there is a new reduction to around 30 . So the 22 are presumably the deduction between 54 and 30. It was said the Patr.Suisse would continue for some years.
The remaining Tigers and Hornets will be replaced by one new fighter type. The flying evaluation is this spring.

Will the 22 Tigers be used by the USMC as new agressors or for spares?

Pieter

P.s. exact numbers 26 remain in service. 27 wfu. 4 went or go to museums and so 22 to USA. 1 might be around for some other purpose.
27 were offered to USA, so 22 must be the number selected. 26 remain until end of service (27+26 = 53 were in service in 2017 according to the Swiss government) so 1 to end up in someone's garden / 4 for a museum?

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