So far, I’ve been hearing strange stories on forums and other places about the need to add Swiss vehicles to Germany. I want to show here that they are wrong.
Switzerland received a lot of influence from Germany, including operating German-made aircraft and tanks.
Only a small part of it is true. Although Switzerland operated German-made aircraft and tanks, France, Britain, and the United States had the greatest influence on Switzerland. Switzerland used the Me 109 imported from Germany during World War II and created the D-3800 series using technology acquired from French engineers. And after the end of World War II, Switzerland imported and used Vampire, Venom, and Hunter from Britain, and in the 1960s, it produced Mirage IIIS under license from France and used them until 1999. Additionally, Switzerland currently operates the F-5E and F/A-18, and is expected to receive the F-35A in a few years. Now let’s look at the tank part. During World War II, Switzerland operated a tank based on a Czech-made tank called the Panzer 39. And Switzerland imported and used the ST-I from Czechoslovakia under the name Panzerjäger G13 after the war. Also, Switzerland imported about 200 Centurion tanks from Britain and South Africa. In addition, Switzerland independently developed and operated several tanks, including the Panzer 58, Panzer 61, and Panzer 68, and the Swiss company MOWAG also manufactured and supplied several armored vehicles to the military. The current Swiss Army tank is the Panzer 87, a Swiss variant based on the Leopard 2A4. Also, the Swedish CV90 AFV is also being operated. If Switzerland had been greatly influenced by Germany, it would have introduced and used the Leopard 1 instead of making its own tanks.
Switzerland is a Germanic and German-speaking country like Germany, so it should be included in the German tech tree.
This is also only partially true. Although German is widely used in Switzerland, the four official languages spoken in Switzerland are German, French, Italian, and Rumantsch. Also, Switzerland is not a Germanic country. If Switzerland had been a Germanic country, its name would have been Confederatio Germanici, not Confederatio Helvetica.
Switzerland was a friendly country to Germany during World War II.
Germany attempted to invade Switzerland during World War II, but gave up. And Switzerland also considered Germany a potential enemy. If Switzerland was friendly with Germany, why did General Henri Guisan build bunkers on the border and prepare hundreds of thousands of troops? Of course, Switzerland was involved in Nazi money laundering, but this does not prove that the two countries were friendly.