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New issue of the BiG publication series

No. 76 of the BiG publication series: Julien Grand, « N-20 et P-16, les raisons de l’échec d’une industrie aéronautique suisse autonome » ('N-20 and P-16 – why an autonomous Swiss aviation industry failed to take off'), available in French only.

08.07.2019 | Philippe Müller

Pictured is the cover of no. 76 of the BiG's publication series: Julien Grand, « N-20 et P-16, les raisons de l’échec d’une industrie aéronautique suisse autonome » ('N-20 and P-16,– why an autonomous Swiss aviation industry failed to take off').
No. 76 of the BiG publication series: Julien Grand, « N-20 et P-16, les raisons de l’échec d’une industrie aéronautique suisse autonome » ('N-20 and P-16 – why an autonomous Swiss aviation industry failed to take off').

During World War I, authorities saw themselves forced, to an extent, to support the creation of a Swiss air force, because an appeal for funds had been launched. This edition of the BiG's publication series deals with the period in history when the establishment of an autonomous aircraft manufacturing industry was being considered – the concern, at the time, being Switzerland's self-sufficiency. The goal of creating such an industry was never achieved – in particular due to a lack of financial resources and political foresight – and today, the purchase of fighter aircraft remains a frequent hot topic. Only the problem remains the same: how can Switzerland efficiently protect its airspace?

 

This issue of the BiG's publication series can be downloaded free of charge from our library catalogue.

 
 

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