Print See in other languages: 3 See in other languages: 3 Languages: 3 German (de)Vom Tiger, der fliegen konnte French (fr)Au revoir Tiger! Russian (ru)Прощай, Tiger! Fighter jet Goodbye, Tiger! By Helen James (picture editor) An F-5E Tiger belonging to the Swiss Air Force is unloaded from an American transport plane at Emmen military airbase, central Switzerland, in 1978. (Keystone) The US Air Force C-5A Galaxy, the largest transport plane in the world, with its Swiss cargo. (Keystone) The first 30 Tiger F-5As - and their pilots - at a presentation ceremony at the Meiringen-Unterbach military airbase in 1978. (Keystone) Defence Minister Rudolf Gnaegi inspects a Tiger at the official presentation ceremony. (Keystone) A Swiss and an Austrian pilot are the focus of media attention in 2004 at Dübendorf military airbase. The Swiss Air Force lent Austria 12 Tiger jets and trained their pilots. (Keystone) Six Tigers belonging to Switzerland's aerobatic display team fly over parliament in Bern in 2003. It was part of a marketing campaign for the Swiss Air Force. (Keystone/ Forces aériennes suisses) Swiss pilots pose in front of a F-5 Tiger in 2006. (Keystone) An F-5 Tiger at Emmen military air base in 2013. (Keystone) Two F-5E Tigers from the 'Patrouille Suisse' aerobatic team in action at the 2016 International Aerospace Exhibition in Schönefeld, Germany. (Keystone) image gallery about the demise of the tiger fighter jet.