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#1 Dawes

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 2358 PM

Guess I never thought that this ever happened (Switzerland being famously neutral), but I suppose it makes sense with Switzerland being an F-18 operator:

 


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 0354 AM

Guess I never thought that this ever happened (Switzerland being famously neutral), but I suppose it makes sense with Switzerland being an F-18 operator:

 

 

 

Exactly. who else to elarn from?

I think this goes back to the F-5 I think. Swiss Viper, Venom, Hawker Hunter etc. pilots went to the UK for training. IIRC there was at least one swiss pilot flying MiGs in Russia in the nineties.


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#3 Chris Werb

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 0708 AM

The Swiss will have to build much larger lakes if they want to deploy CVNs.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 0723 AM

Swiss ingenuity. They just build smaller carriers. You never know when you'll have to counter French and/or Italian carrier air on Lake Geneva after all.

 

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(BTW, googling "Swiss Navy" turns up a lube for sexual use.) :D


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#5 Chris Werb

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 0840 AM

Just add this :)

 


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 0915 AM

Why on earth is that F-18 on a barge?
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 0915 AM

Eventually, there will be surplus F-35Bs sitting around.


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#8 Dawes

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 0936 AM

I guess the Swiss took the term "ferrying aircraft" literally. :D


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 1203 PM

Why on earth is that F-18 on a barge?

 

Because it won't float. Obviously! :)


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 1234 PM

Why on earth is that F-18 on a barge?


To get to the other side. Obviously.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 1313 PM

Eventually, there will be surplus F-35Bs sitting around.

Or, you know, something else to go from unprepared runways...
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 1456 PM

Just add this :)

 

They went ahead from where they left  off, the Bachem Ba 349?


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 1800 PM

 

Eventually, there will be surplus F-35Bs sitting around.

Or, you know, something else to go from unprepared runways...
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Best looking Suchoj ever!! :D  :D  :D

The poor Swiss being mistaken for Swedes again(or vice versa I'm not sure) :D  


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#14 DougRichards

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 2011 PM

Would not be the first time for a carrier to operate on a lake.

 

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https://en.wikipedia...S_Sable_(IX-81)

 

"On her first day of service fifty-nine pilots became qualified within nine hours of operations, with each making eight takeoffs and landings. Pilot training was conducted seven days a week in all types of weather conditions.[6] One aviator who trained upon the Sable was future president George H. W. Bush."


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#15 DougRichards

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 2035 PM

Why on earth is that F-18 on a barge?

 

You have it around the wrong way: obvious to a sociologist:  The F-18 in not on a barge.  The barge is under an F-18.

 

More importantly, why is the F-18 which has the barge under it, apparently armed?  A quick search of Lake Geneva only shows one place from which an F-18, or anything else that is not a Harrier, would seem to be able to fly out of.

 

Maybe the barge is under the F-18 because the the French would not let it fly over French airspace but were fine for it to be barged across the water?

 

Or perhaps it is not on Lake Geneva, but is being delivered to the top secret Swiss Air Force base buried in a mountain somewhere?

 

https://www.defensen...ts-secret-base/


Edited by DougRichards, 08 December 2018 - 0128 AM.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 2331 PM

The aircraft was apparently a display for Swiss Army Day 2007. The town didn't have an airport so this was the next best thing:

 


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 0328 AM

The poor Swiss being mistaken for Swedes again(or vice versa I'm not sure) :D  

Oh f... I knew that something isn't right when I posted this...
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 0456 AM

The aircraft was apparently a display for Swiss Army Day 2007. The town didn't have an airport so this was the next best thing:

 

Which would make this Lake Lugano, not Lake Geneva. Which incidentally covers my quip about countering Italian carrier air; of course there is no Italian shore of Lake Geneva.


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