Tiger F-5E Swiss Air Force J-3001
From 1973 a systematic analysis of the aircraft market and evaluation of several types took place.
At an early stage, the Federal Council decided to focus the evaluation on one aircraft, the Tiger F-5E.
After thorough testing, the Federal Council was able to send a message to Parliament in 1975 for the procurement of 72 aircraft (66 F-5E, one-seater hunter and 6 F-5F double seater for training).
In the spring session of 1976, Parliament approved the motion.
Immediately preparations for the re – and final assembly in Switzerland began.
A striking event was in the course of 1978, the air transport of 19 disassembled in large parts “Tiger” withthe “C5 GALAXI after Emmen. In October 1978, the first single-seater – Tiger F-5E was handed over to the troops. Kit: Revell 1:32 All orange marks were sprayed. Best regards Hans Peter
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