ALPINE HORNETS F/A 18 IN THE SWISS AIR FORCE
Autore: Gary Parsons
DISPONIBILE INIZIO MAGGIO 2021
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk was designed to replace the ageing Bell UH-1 Huey during the 1970s.
It made its combat debut in 1983 during Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada. Black Hawk has participated in every major US Army campaign since.
Upgrades have included the UH-60L, UH-60A+ and UH-60M, all detailed in this book.
Due to Switzerland’s mountainous terrain with steep landing approaches at airfields such as Meiringen, the purchase of the F/A-18 Hornet in the mid-90s was against the trend of the ubiquitous F-16 used in the rest of Europe. This has proven to be a sound decision.
Now, in the second half of its service life, a successor is being considered by the Swiss Air Force, but we can expect to see Alpine Hornets until around 2030.
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