Aircraft developments in Switzerland
The post war period brought some fundamental breakthroughs in aviation. Jet engines opened the spectrum in respect of speed and performance widely. Fast progress was made in the field of aerodynamics, not least through data gained from German research during the war. The swept wing with its potential in the high speed area fell on specific interest. New aircraft concepts with this wing geometry started to show up all over the world. And this went for Swiss developments too. There were basicly two competetors: The Flugzeugwerke Altenrhein and the Eidgenössiches Flugzweugwerk Emmen. Each followed a line of development on its own.