Dassault Étendard IVM

A picture of the Dassault Étendard IVM

The Dassault Étendard is a multi-role carrier capable fighter designed for the French Navy in 1956.  The first of them entered service in 1960.  A total of 69 fighters and 21 photo reconnaissance aircraft were acquired by the Navy.  The Étendard was popular with its pilots who considered it to be extremely maneuverable.  They were operated from the French Navy’s carriers until 1987 and the last of them were retired from training duties in 1991.

Wingspan

31 ft 6 in.

Length

47 ft 1 in.

Height

12 ft 10 in.

Weight

18,100 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

683 MPH

Service Ceiling

50,900 ft

Range

2,100 miles

Engine

One SNECMA ATAR 08B turbojet with 9,700 pounds of thrust

Crew

1

Manufacturer
Dassault

Markings
French Navy

Serial Number
21

Designation
Étendard IVM

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