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Contemporary Swiss Air Force aircraft 1945 - 1960

1945 - The year World War II ended
When World War II ended in 1945, the Swiss AF front-line aircraft all had the so called Neutrality markings applied, which consisted of red/white bands around fuselage and wings as seen below:
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D-3800 J-59
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D-3801 J-255
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D-3800 J-78
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D-3802 J-401
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Me-109E J-311
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Me-109E J-380
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Me109G J-70x
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Me-109G J-711
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C-3603 D-486
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C-3603 C-46x

1946

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Dh-100 Mk. 1's J-1001 and J-1002 at Hatfield, England, prior to delivery to the Swiss Air Force

1947
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C-3604 at Dübendorf Airfield 
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Dh-100 Vampire J-1003, the only Mk. 1 received and operated in NMF (natural metal finish), seen here at Dübendorf 

1948

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Beech C-45F B-6, mainly used for photo-mapping; this a/c later was operated with civil registration HB-GAI

1949

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North American AT-16 U-323 at Bern-Belpmoos airfield - this aircraft has been restored and is flying with civil registration HB-RDN
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Dh-100 Vampire Mk. 6's on the flightline at Dübendorf airfield
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Dh-100 Vampire Mk. 6 landing at Sion Airfield; the castle visible in the background is the famous "Tourbillon"
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The first Pilatus P-2 trainer, A-101 - before delivery to the Swiss AF, this prototype carried civil registration HB-GAB 
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Pilatus P-2-05 trainers at Lodrino Airfield - this type incorporated some parts, especially the landing gear, from the liquidation of the Swiss AF Messerschmitt BF-109E fleet


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