Air International 1986-02
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??? - France's Superior Standard
The Aeronavale has adopted a low-visibility finish for its Super Etendards, with a disruptive camouflage in two shades of blue-grey on the upper surfaces, following experience in the Lebanon in 1983/84. It is seen on aircraft No 50, second in the line-up, of Flottille 25 at Landivisiau. Nearest the camera, No 25 sports a small white bomb insignia just below the windshield, indicating its use in the Lebanon in 1983/84.
The Aeronavale has adopted a low-visibility finish for its Super Etendards, with a disruptive camouflage in two shades of blue-grey on the upper surfaces, following experience in the Lebanon in 1983/84. It is seen on aircraft No 70 aboard "Clemenceau"
Crewmen aboard the R-98 "Clemenceau” await the signal to attach the launch bridle to Super Etendard No 51.
Super Etendards of Flottille 11F in formation over Brittany. Note that No 38 displays the new, low-visibility finish.
The third Super Etendard delivered to the Argentine Navy, shown here at Landivisiau before delivery, made two Exocet attacks on British targets during the Falklands conflict.
The first of three prototypes of the Super Etendard, flown on 28 October 1974, was modified from a standard Etendard, and retained that aircraft's pilot tube half way up the fin.
The ASMP nuclear missile represented under the starboard wing of Super Etendard No 26, displayed at the Paris Air Show in 1985.
Four Super Etendards of Aeronavale's Flottille 11F operating from BAN Landivisiau, Brittany. Aircraft No 6 is carrying an AN-52 nuclear weapon.
With flaps down and air brakes and arrester hook extended, the third production Super Etendard arrives aboard "Clemenceau" during early deck-landing trials.
Photographed at Bordeaux during 1982, Super Etendard 207 displays the insignia of the Argentine Armada's 2° Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Caza y Ataque.
Dassault-Breguet Super Etendard