Swiss Air Force

Swiss Air Force

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Swiss Air Force is the air component of the Swiss Armed Forces, established on July 31, 1914, as part of the Army and as of January 1966 an independent service. In peacetime, D bendorf is the operational Air Force HQ. The Swiss Air Force operates from several fixed bases but its personnel are also trained to carry out air operations from temporary highway airstrips. In case of crisis or war, several stretches of road are specially prepared for this option. The first military aviation in Switzerland took the form of balloon transport, pioneered by Swiss balloonist Eduard Spelterini, but by 1914 there was still little official support for an air corps. The outbreak of World War I changed opinions drastically and cavalry officer Theodor Real was charged with forming a flying corps.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Soph Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136414392
  • 9786136414393