The Super Etendard transonic shipboard strike fighter
was a progressive development of the Etendard IVM
and was, in fact, 90%, having a more powerful
turbojet, enhanced-capability equipment, improved
aerodynamic features and revised structure. The first of
three development aircraft (converted from Etendard
IVM airframes) flew on 28 October 1974, and the first
series Super Etendard for the Aeronavale flew on 24
November 1977, deliveries commencing on 28 June
1978. Powered by an 5000kg SNECMA
Atar 8K-50 turbojet, the Super Etendard had a built-in
armament of two 30mm cannon and various external
ordnance loads on five stores stations, such as four
250kg or 400kg bombs and two Matra
Magic AAMs, or four pods of 18 68mm rockets, or two
AM 39 Exocet anti-shipping missiles. Fourteen were
ordered by Argentina and the Super Etendard was
employed operationally from shore bases in May 1982
during the Falklands conflict. Seventy-one Super Etendards
were supplied to the Aeronavale, production terminating
in 1983. The prototype of an upgraded version
of the Super Etendard was flown on 5 October 1990,
when it was proposed that a further 54 would be upgraded
to similar standards (two by Dassault and 52 by
Aeronavale's Cuers workshops) at a rate of 15 annually from 1992, to extend the service life of the Super Etendard
to the year 2008. The upgrade programme included
both airframe modifications and avionics
|A three-view drawing (1658 x 1193)|
| MODEL||Super Etendard IVM|
| ENGINE||1 x SNECMA Atar 8K-50 turbojet, 5000kg|
| Take-off weight||11500 kg||25353 lb|
| Empty weight||6450 kg||14220 lb|
| Wingspan||9.6 m||32 ft 6 in|
| Length||14.31 m||47 ft 11 in|
| Height||3.86 m||13 ft 8 in|
| Wing area||28.4 m2||305.69 sq ft|
| Max. speed||1205 km/h||749 mph|
| Ceiling||13700 m||44950 ft|
| Range||1920 km||1193 miles|
| ARMAMENT||2 x 30mm cannon, 4000kg of bombs|
|Barry, 11.05.2016 12:22|
Wow! Did I open a can of worms? Point of order, though,the Falkland Islands became a British Colony in 1833 twenty years before the Argentine Constitution in 1853.
|carlo, e-mail, 24.10.2014 19:36|
barry and ian - fuck-off you are fascists
with usa and france and again in 2011 your countries attack Libya an sovereign state, only for make problems to all aROUND THE WORLD your bosses are war criminals as was hitler and churchill and tatcher and stalin, and pol-pot after I don't forget eisenhauer, truman (the nuke pig man), bush and the bad obama, the worst. colonialism has finished, now you have broke my and a lot of other dicks. I must excuse-me for the little english, but you cannot teach democracy to none. you are the maximum of fascism
|Carlo, e-mail, 06.04.2014 18:59|
SAY FASCIST BULLIES AT ARGENTINIAN IS A VERY OFFENSIVE TERM.
ENGLISH COLONIALISM IS MUCH BAD THAN NAZIS.
CHURCHILL AND THATCHER WERE CRIMINALS OF WAR.
AND MILITAR AGGRESSION OF LIBYA IN 2011 CONTINUE COLONIALIST POLITIC OF BRITISH, FRANCE, AND USA . . . .
ARGENTINA RUN OUT EXOCET, IN CASE HAD MORE EXOCET MALVINAS REMAIN ARGENTINIAN . . .
|Stephen Round, e-mail, 18.10.2013 23:28|
According to terms of - The Atlantic Charter of 1941 _ ii am entitled to an English Passport asnd an English democratic government preferably outside London Why should we tolerate being told to be british by a bunch of thieving lowlifes in London but who cares about the invisible English Scots Welsh and Irish no one notices that we are invisible do they?
|Rodrigo moreira dias, e-mail, 14.01.2013 23:27|
Oi amigos tudo bem the super etendard e um jato muinto eficiente aqui aonde morro em canoas rs brazil eles pousam sempre na air force base vindo da argentine hello boys
|Jesse Gonzalez, e-mail, 20.03.2011 13:53|
Typical Britt...Argentina became independent in 1810 after finishing colonialist British forces twice in the battles of San Lorenzo and Retiro. Both attempts to make Argentina a colony for the Empire..?? Out of spite and according to the Pirates tradition then stole the Malvinas Islands in 1833..way after Argentine Independence.
Calling Argentine government facist from British point of view is...well funny since Britain is the worse Pirate and Facist country tradition in the world,,,, besides a bully and cruel colonialist...we the Americans still remember you colonianism and dont forget your hero Churchill let 1200 americans died to get USA in the war and save your sorry asses or should I say arses..??
Please get up to the 21st Century and joint the democratic countries of the world and stop your bullying and taken advantage of the Americans good heart
You can puy the Typhoons there and anything you want and still just a country of Pirates and Thieves.
An American that knows more about History that a rude Britt.
|laurentchik, e-mail, 18.03.2010 12:34|
Why didn't the Argentinians go after softer yet as crucial targets as the carriers, the transports, in the first place ? The Canberra out, the war was won.
AND why on earth not having waited for the Invincible to be under Australian flag ?!!!
|Juan, e-mail, 29.11.2009 18:27|
anyway, the shefild are Undies, hence the attack, the aircraft and the missile were effective.
certainly our government at the time was wrong (I'm Argentinian), and when British pirate you stole from us the Malvinas (Falklands will say you) Our government was very poor and does not move, but territorially belonged to us, the Ered the Viceroyalty of the River silver, the imperialist desires of the British government in that time does not entitle them to take land just because they can, ask yourself who are the bullies?
finally, as I have read write Malvinas (Falklands) in respect to my country and Falklands (Malvinas) out of respect for the British, who wrote the article after you write plea Falklands Malvinas put in parentheses.
From already thank you very much.
|Barry, 11.11.2009 16:31|
Fernando you have to realise you lost. The Exocet was not such a great missile the one that hit HMS Sheffield actually failed to explode. Your leaders were typical facist bullies without any idea how to run a campaign. The Falkland Islands were a British Colony before the state of Argentina was ever founded and long may it remain so. I somehow do not think that you country will spoil for a fight now that Typhoons are based there.
|Ian, e-mail, 24.04.2009 16:20|
Fernando, don't get bitter, perhaps next time fight harder. Next time!!!
This aircraft with the exocet missile was very effective during the Falkalnds War. Indeed, the Argentine air attacks on shipping were a good kick up the backside to our Naval planners & has instigated a significant policy change on CIWS in the Navy. It also showed what an air-air demon the Sea Harrier was.
|fernando, e-mail, 11.11.2007 02:15|
este precioso bebe ataco el portaaviones ingles invincible con un misil antibuque exocet, preguntenle a los ingleses que les paso, y cuanto miedo les agarraba al escuchar la frase "Fuerza Aerea Argentina"
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