JEROEN VOGELAAR: Aviation Photographs

Swiss Air Force

EKW C-36

EKW C-3603 D-FRBI/C-547 privat/Swiss AF colours

  • Role: Ground-attack aircraft
  • National origin: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer: EKW
  • First flight: 15 May 1939
  • Introduction: 1942
  • Primary user: Swiss Air Force
  • Number built: 175
  • Variants: F+W C-3605

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 10.23 m (33 ft 2⅓ in)
  • Wingspan: 13.74 m (45 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 3.29 m (10 ft 9½ in)
  • Wing area: 28.4 m2 (305.7 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 2,315 kg (5,103 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,085 kg (9,006 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Y-51, 746 kW (1,000 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 476 km/h (296 mph)
  • Range: 680 km (425 miles)
  • Endurance: 2 hours
  • Service ceiling: 8,700 m (28,550 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 10.4 m/s (2,050 ft/min)

Armament

  • 1× 20 mm cannon and 2× 7.5 mm machine guns fixed forward firing
  • 2× 7.5 mm machine guns in rear cockpit
  • 400 kg (880 lb) bombs

Patrouille Suisse

Patrouille Suisse and Swiss Airbus A330

The Patrouille Suisse is an aerobatic team of the Swiss Air Force. The team flies six Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighter/bomber jets.

  • Active: 8 August 1964 – present
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Branch: Swiss Air Force
  • Role: Aerobatic team
  • Size: 9 officers, 21 ground crew
  • Colors: Red, White

Aircraft

Air Show Calendar Patrouille Suisse 2015

30-31 May – Meeting de l’Air BA126 Solenzara, BA126 Ventiseri-Solenzara, France

19-21 Jun – Jubiläumsfest / Armeeausstellung Morgarten 2015, Morgarten, Switzerland

27 Jun – Red Pigs Festival : Patrouille Suisse display, Payerne, Switzerland

27-28 Jun – Oris Ambri Fly-In 2015, Ambri Aerodrome, Ambri, Switzerland

19 Jul – Bray Air Display 2015, Bray Seafront, Ireland

25 Jul – Basel Tattoo : Patrouille Suisse display, Basel, Switzerland

25 Jul – Seenachtsfest Spiez : Patrouille Suisse display, Spiez, Switzerland

31 Jul – Brunnen 1. Augustfeier : Patrouille Suisse display, Brunnen, Switzerland

02 Aug – Crédit Agricole Suisse Open, Gstaad, Switzerland

22-23 Aug – Radom Air Show 2015, Radom-Sadkow AB, Poland

05-06 Sep – Frecce Tricolori 50th Anniversary Airshow, Rivolto Air Base, Udine, Italy

18 Sep – Sanicole Sunset Airshow, Vliegveld Leopoldsburg, Hechtel, Belgium

20 Sep – Sanicole International Airshow, Vliegveld Leopoldsburg, Hechtel, Belgium

07-08 Oct – Axalp Swiss Air Force Live Fire Demo, Axalp-Ebenfluh, Brienz, Switzerland