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French Navy Super Étendard

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The Super Étendard is a French carrier-borne strike fighter which entered service with the French Navy in 1978 and was first used in combat by Argentina during the Falklands War. It is now coming to the end of its operational life with the French Navy and is due to be replaced by the Rafale M by 2015.

Most of the surviving aircraft were upgraded to Super Étendard Modernisé (SEM) standard enabling them to perform a reconnaissance role. This resulted in the retirement of the dedicated Étendard IVP. The Super Étendard Modernise will come from 17F at Landivisiau.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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