CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- May 4, 2008
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Ditto. I've always been intrigued by this bizarre bird. thanks!
Can you tell us about the date of this project,we know the FFA last famous design is P-26.Mizutayio said:Just out of curiosity, does anyone know anything about the P-48, swiss 4 engined jet fighter with 4 Sulzer D-45 engines
IT's from a book called: Der Schweizer P-16 by Hanspeter Strehler
If anyone happens to have something about it, i am burning to know more about it.
I know that Mizutayio,but the year makes me confuse,I suggest the company had two seriesMizutayio said:It clearly was from FFA, as they were the only ones using the P-xx Designation, EFW aka. F+W used N-xx designations.
The FFA company was a private company, not a government one. So the swiss government had nothing to do with the Lear-Deal.Frequently, FFA-16 has been mentioned, as starting point in development of Learjet twin-engined business jet.
For eample Wikipedia article.
I wonder, how American industrialist Lear obtained rights (or possibility) to use FFA-16 parts for commercial aircraft? Or why Switzerland' government didn't involved in his company? Now we knew Pilatus as sole and successfull Swiss-based aircraft manufacturer. Perhaps, two compnies have been too much for small country?
Thanks for details.The FFA company was a private company, not a government one. So the swiss government had nothing to do with the Lear-Deal.