MOWAG-AEG

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MOWAG-AEG Flugzeugschlepper
MOWAG Piranha IIIC 10x10
MOWAG-AEG Flugzeugschlepper
Place of origin  Switzerland
Service history
In service1967 - 2003
Used bySwitzerland: Swiss Air Force
Production history
ManufacturerMOWAG and AEG
No. built37
Specifications
Mass3050 kg
Crew1 +2Pax

Engine6 cylinder engine MWM D 208-6, displacement 4463 cc
62 kW
Transmissionelectric traction motor
Suspension2x4 wheeled
Speed30 km/h

History and Development[edit]

In cooperation with AEG built MOWAG 37 aircraft tug named Flz Sch 4x2 for the Swiss Air Force. The vehicles were used primarily to move the Dassault Mirage IIIS and Mirage III RS in and out of the aircraft caverns. A special feature compared to other aircraft tugs (e.g. Bucher aircraft tractor) was that in these, the aircraft could be suspended during the journey of the towing hook to keep the time between leaving the cavern and the lift off of the Mirage short.

The Mirage began immediately upon leaving the "Vorstollens" to start their engine. Once the engine was running, the latch was released by the tractor driver and he drove from the plane away and turned to the right, so the Mirage freely under its own power could roll on the taxiway to the runway.

The aircraft tractors were in use from 1967 to 2003 by the Swiss Air Force. One is now part of the Military museum Full.[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. Militärmuseum Full Switzerland
  2. Marcus Bauer, Nutzfahrzeuge der MOWAG Motorwagenfabrik AG, Fachpresse Goldach, Hudson & Company, 1996 ISBN 9783857380563 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.


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