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 2022-12-26 GMT-5 hours   
Flightoperations with F-5E Tiger IIs at Stans-Buochs airbase in Switserland (March 28th, 2000).





Take-off of F-5E Tiger IIs at Meiringen airbase in Switserland (June 19th, 2000).





Mirages and Tigers at Stans-Buochs airbase in Switserland (April 2nd, 2003).





Tigers and Mirages at Stans-Buochs airbase in Switserland (April 3rd, 2003). Mirage 3RS farewell show.




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 2022-12-27 GMT-5 hours   
Nice videos, Carl! Thanks for sharing. Luckily the F-5s are still around. How many more years can we expect the F-5s to be in service?

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 2022-12-27 GMT-5 hours   
Thanks Ray. Under the Air2030 program the Swiss Air Force will replace its existing fleet of 30 ‘legacy’ F/A-18C/D Hornets, scheduled to be withdrawn in 2030, as well as its aging F-5E/F Tiger II jets. They ordered 36 F-35A. The new F-35As are expected to arrive in the country from 2025 onwards.

Many surplus F-5s were sold to the USN. See here : https://defbrief.com/2022/07/17/us-navys-artemis-upgrade-for-ex-swiss-f-5-fleet-enters-production/

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 2022-12-30 GMT-5 hours   
Oh, so the F-35s will replace everything. That seems to be the trend but I don't think the F-35 is the be all answer to everything.

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