For its July 2022 edition, the publication will showcase a Dassault aircraft, in this case the Super Etendard.
April 1982: The Falklands war has broken out, setting the Argentinean forces against the British army. A brief war which came to an end in June of the same year with a victory for the United Kingdom Armed Forces, and around a thousand lives lost, including more than 600 within the Argentinean ranks.
However, equipped with the Super Etendard and other aircraft, the Argentinean army, with less than half as many men as its adversary, resisted fiercely – check out the magnificent cover by Daniel Bechennec. This is the episode upon which the magazine focuses, looking back in particular on how difficult the Dassault aircraft made things for the Royal Navy, backed up by accounts from Argentinean pilots and technicians.
In this edition you will also find the epic story of the Transall, a Franco-German transport aircraft which entered into service during the 1960s and was retired at the beginning of 2022. Another feature in July’s edition is a close look at the French-designed supersonic two-seater Fouga Magister (succeeded by the Alpha Jet), which is celebrating 70 years in July 2022.
Lastly, to top it all, the spotlight is rightly put on a legendary British aircraft; the Bristol Beaufighter, which the Royal Air Force used from the beginning to the end of the Second World War. Happy reading!
Magazine. “Le Fana de l’Aviation” No.632, July 2022.