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The Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard
The Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard (Étendard is French for "battle flag") is a French carrier-borne strike fighter aircraft designed by Dassault-Breguet for service with the French Navy. The aircraft is an advanced development of the Étendard IVM. The Super Étendard first flew in October 1974 and entered French service in June 1978. French Super Étendards have served in several conflicts such as the Kosovo war, the war in Afghanistan and the military intervention in Libya.
The Super Étendard was also operated by Iraq and Argentina, who both deployed the aircraft during wartime. The Super Étendard was used by Iraq to attack oil tankers and merchant shipping in the Persian Gulf during the Iraq-Iran War. Argentina's use of the Super Étendard and the Exocet missile during the 1982 Falklands War led to the aircraft gaining considerable popular recognition. In French service, the Super Étendard was replaced by the Dassault Rafale in 2016.
Super Étendard in the Falklands War
The naval aviation, suffering an arms embargo since 1978 by US President Jimmy Carter for human rights abuses, was in the middle of the process of replacing their A-4Q Skyhawks with French-built Dassault-Breguet Super Étendards. Although only five aircraft were delivered by the time of the conflict, the service became famous worldwide when they used their AM39 Exocet anti-shipping missiles, also purchased from France, to sink the Royal Navy's HMS Sheffield and the support ship Atlantic Conveyor. The older A-4Qs also had a role destroying HMS Ardent.
(Use crt + = to hide the joystick, and ctr + - to return)
Original 3D model(Étendard) by Bobrock (Giuseppe Valfrè)
Templates Texture by Ludo.m54 & 7eleven
Model(Super Étendard) - DenisOliveira
Texture and Decals - PauloPanz
Data.ini and cockpit.ini - Coupi
Special gratefulness to Coupi, paulopanz and 7eleven.
Thank Coupi and paulopanz for this and other projects we participate.
What's New in Version v1.3
- -Update Texture
- -Update Decals
- -Fix External light
- -Fix Warning panel lights
- -Update Data AM39 (Engine fires seconds later)