Dassault Super Etendard Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1978
Type: Carrier-based Navy Strike Fighter Aircraft
National Origin: France
Manufacturer(s): Dassault Aviation - France
Production Total: 85
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 46.95 feet (14.31 meters)
Overall Width: 31.50 feet (9.60 meters)
Overall Height: 12.66 feet (3.86 meters)
Weight (Empty): 14,330 lb (6,500 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 26,455 lb (12,000 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x SNECMA Atar 8K-50 turbojet with afterburner developing 11,025 lb of thrust.
Maximum Speed: 749 mph (1,205 kph; 651 knots)
Maximum Range: 404 miles (650 km)
Service Ceiling: 44,948 feet (13,700 meters; 8.51 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 19,685 feet-per-minute (6,000 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 30 mm internal cannons
Mixed ordnance of mission-specific weaponry includes:
Rocket Pods, dumb bombs, laser-guided bombs, Magic air-to-air missiles, 1 x Exocet anti-ship missile and 1 x ASMP stand-off nuclear missile.
Global Operators / Customers
Argentina; France (retired); Iraq (retired)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Etendard IV - Base Etendard Production Model on which the Super Etendard is based on.
Etendard IVM - Super Etendard Prototypes of which three were produced.
Super Etendard - Improved naval carrier-borne strike fighter.