Dassault-Breguet SUPER ETENDARD
FRENCH NAVAL ATTACK FIGHTER
he 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 etendard 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 is to be replaced by the Dassault Rafale by roughly 2016
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- 2a Escuadrilla Aeronavalle de Caza y Ataque "2nd Navy fighter bomber squadron" which participated on the attack on the British fleet on 04.05.1982. During this attack HMS Sheffield was heavy damaged. As a result of this damage it sunk on 10.05.1982.