Le Fana de l’Aviation – Special Edition no. 7: Super Étendard in Combat

2016/10/28
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For the withdrawal of the Super Étendard in July 2016, Le Fana de l'Aviation brings you a special edition on this airplane, which has served in naval aviation operations for 38 years.

For the withdrawal of the Super Étendard in July 2016, Le Fana de l’Aviation brings you a special edition on this airplane, which has served in naval aviation operations for 38 years.

Le Fana de l’Aviation – Special Edition no. 7: Super Étendard in Combat

Frédéric Lert, specialist Defense journalist and author of many works, gives a detailed presentation of the origins of the program, its initial development, its different prototypes, and its entry into service in the Navy. The author also looks at how the successive standards evolved, and their role in various theaters of operations.

Super Etendard 4

The Super Étendard 01 made its first flight on this very day, October 28, 1974, in Istres, piloted by Jacques Jesberger.

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