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Jul 28 2013

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A private F-5 Tiger for Switzerland?

A Swiss F-5 Tiger. (Photo Peter Gronemann (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

A Swiss F-5 Tiger. (Photo Peter Gronemann (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The Swiss association Espace Passion operates a Hawker Hunter and a Mirage III out of Payerne airbase in Switzerland. As the Hunter’s jet engine is nearing the end of its operational life, it will be grounded next year as the association does not have the budget to restore it.

A replacement is already being sought, and the F-5 Tiger has come up as a likely candidate. The Swiss air force has been a major partner for Espace Passion and will be retiring its F-5 Tigers in the years to come.

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