Aircraft Not Used
Swiss Air Force

This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the Swiss Air Force but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

Bleriot XI
One Bleriot XI reportedly used in 1912 – possible confusion with 2-seater XI-b.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Of the several dozen B-17s that crashed or were interned in Switzerland during 1943-45, about 8-10 were given flight test evaluations. None were taken into service.

Consolidated B-24 Liberator
As for the B-17 above, 8 of the interned B-24s were reportedly flight tested in 1944-45. None were taken into service.

Dornier Do F
Seven Do F were built by the Swiss subsidiary of Dornier, but none were operated by the Swiss Air Force.

Dornier Do H Falke
Five Do H were built by the Swiss subsidiary of Dornier, but none were operated by the Swiss Air Force.

Dornier Do N
Twenty-eight Do N were built by the Swiss subsidiary of Dornier, but none were operated by the Swiss Air Force.

Dornier Do P
One Do P was built by the Swiss subsidiary of Dornier, but none were operated by the Swiss Air Force.

Dornier Do X
Three Do X were built by the Swiss subsidiary of Dornier, but none were operated by the Swiss Air Force.

Dornier Do Y
Two Do Y were built by the Swiss subsidiary of Dornier, but none were operated by the Swiss Air Force.

Dornier Do 22
Twenty-nine Do 22 were built by the Swiss subsidiary of Dornier, but none were operated by the Swiss Air Force.

Dornier Do 212
One Do 212 was built by the Swiss subsidiary of Dornier, but none were operated by the Swiss Air Force.

Douglas DC-6
Two DC-6 were operated by Swissair in 1955 on behalf of the Federal Government, they did not see service with the air force.

Farman HF.22
Four HF.22 reportedly used in 1915 – possible confusion with the similar HF.20.

FFA AS.202/15 Bravo
Three AS.202s possibly used for civilian pilot training in Switzerland 1971-1978, but not used by the air force.

Kondor E.IIIa
One or more examples of this German WW1 parasol fighter reportedly used – this is not correct.

LVG C.IV
Two C.IV reportedly used 1920-29 – confusion with similar but later C.VI.

Westland Lysander
Six(!) Lysanders reportedly demonstrated to the Swiss Air Force – if true, none were retained for evaluation.

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