The Dassault Étendard IV was a subsonic carrier-borne strike fighter aircraft. Étendard means battle-standard or battle-flag in French. The “M” stands for the Marine, the French name for Navy.
The improved Super Étendard was flown by Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War (1980 – 88) and by Argentina in the Falklands War (1982).
- Name: Dassault Étendard IV M
- Role: Strike fighter
- National origin: France
- Manufacturer: Dassault Aviation
- First flight: 1958
- Introduction: 1962
- Retired: 1991
- Primary user: French Navy
- Number built: 90
- Museum: Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum
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― Benjamin Franklin
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