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Offline c460

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Hi all,
Here is a list of reference books about aircraft produced in Switzerland. Most are in German or French language. Additions and comments are welcome.

List of similar threads for other countries:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,22054.0.html

General books on Swiss aircraft
I'm not aware of any book encompassing all the aircraft manufactured in Switzerland.
There is a short introductory article by Walter Dürig available online, titled Zur Geschichte der schweizerischen Eigenentwicklung von Flugzeugen:
http://www.lw.admin.ch/internet/luftwaffe/de/home/themen/history/eigenentwicklung.html

  • Aircraft used by the Swiss military  Die Flugzeuge der schweizerischen Fliegertruppen seit 1914, by Jakob Urech, Th. Gut, first edition in 1975, second edition in 1980
    There is an English translation titled The Aircraft of the Swiss Air Forces since 1914 by the same publisher, 1975.
  • Swiss military aviation 1914-1936  Fliegertruppe – Aircraft of the Swiss Air Force 1914-1936, in English language, Insignia Air Force Special no.7, published as a CD-ROM by Blue Rider Publishing, ISBN 1902851064


Books on specific manufacturers or aircraft series
  • Dufaux, Comte and others  Sechs Schweizer Flugpioniere – Henri Dufaux, Armand Dufaux, Oskar Bider, Alfred Comte, Walter Mittelholzer, Balz Zimmermann, various authors, Verein für wirtschaftshistorische Studien / Schweizer Pioniere der Wirtschaft und Technik n°46, 1987
  • Häfeli and others  Fünf Pioniere des Flugzeugbaus – Franz Schneider, August Haefeli, Henry Fierz, Hans-Luzius Studer, Jürg Branger, various authors, Verein für wirtschaftshistorische Studien / Schweizer Pioniere der Wirtschaft und Technik n°84, 2008
  • Comte  Die Flugzeuge von Alfred Comte, by Roland Eichenberger, self-published, 1968
  • EKW C-36  C-36 – Eine Schweizer Flugzeug-Eigenentwicklung , by Hans Prisi, Éditions à la carte Zürich, 2006, ISBN 9783905708042
  • Jet aircraft  Prototypes suisses d'avions à réaction : P-16, N-20, Lear Jet, Piranha, by Luc Leonardi, Secavia, 2011, ISBN 9782882680155
  • Jet aircraft  Schweizerische Strahlflugzeuge und Strahltriebwerke, by Georges Bridel, Verkehrshaus, 1975, ISBN 3859549022
    The author was an engineer at ETH Zurich and directed the Piranha project.
    The book received very favourable comments in this thread:
    http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5188.0.html
  • FFA P-16  Der Schweizer P-16, by Hanspeter Strehler, H. Strehler, 2004, ISBN 3033000517
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Re: List of reference books by period or manufacturer: Swiss aircraft
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 01:56:31 pm »
Excellent work my dear C460.

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Re: List of reference books by period or manufacturer: Swiss aircraft
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 08:06:01 am »
Does anybody know if the magazine Revue Icare No52 L'Aviation Suisse contains much information on Swiss aircraft types.
Thanks.

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Re: List of reference books by period or manufacturer: Swiss aircraft
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 07:58:11 am »
Hi,
I don't have access to this particular issue, but I guess not. Older Icare magazines typically consist in broad historical articles and first-hand testimonies. There may be a quick description of the aircraft involved, but technical details are rarely provided (though there may be a few exceptions).
Adrien

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Re: List of reference books by period or manufacturer: Swiss aircraft
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 02:46:05 pm »
Thanks for that.

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Re: List of reference books by period or manufacturer: Swiss aircraft
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 03:20:34 pm »
I've seen a Comte once, curious little thing. Very few built.
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Re: List of reference books by period or manufacturer: Swiss aircraft
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 01:18:48 pm »
Added the book Fünf Pioniere des Flugzeugbaus

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Re: List of reference books by period or manufacturer: Swiss aircraft
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 10:57:45 am »
I'd like to see someone do a little book on the D-3802 and D-3803, the ultimate developments of the Morane Saulnier M.S.406.