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Argentina buys 5 Super Etendards

Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:13 am

Argentina has purchased 5 second-hand Super Etendards, a simulator and spare engines from France.

http://www.janes.com/article/75538/arge ... -etendards

It's interesting that they want to provide air cover for the G20 meeting with these. Super Etendards were never really meant for that role.
 
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Re: Argentina buys 5 Super Etendards

Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:44 pm

interesting and nice to see the type keeps flying.
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Re: Argentina buys 5 Super Etendards

Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:38 pm

Not quite surprising considering that Argentina was in 1981 the only export customer of the Super-Étendard (14 units).
They were quite satisfied by the performances of the ac during the Falklands/Malvinas war (Exocet hits on the HMS Shieffield and MV Atlantic Conveyor).
 
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Re: Argentina buys 5 Super Etendards

Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:31 pm

Hello,

Do you know how they are going to Argentina?

That would be an interesting flight!! But probably by ship, no?
 
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Re: Argentina buys 5 Super Etendards

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:41 pm

tapairbus370 wrote:
Hello,

Do you know how they are going to Argentina?

That would be an interesting flight!! But probably by ship, no?


Probably. Or as cargo, inside an AN124 or the like.

I doubt these crafts are kept in a flyable condition.
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Re: Argentina buys 5 Super Etendards

Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:52 pm

Dutchy wrote:
I doubt these crafts are kept in a flyable condition.


They have only been out of service since the summer of 2016, and they won't have been stripping them down for spare parts.

I would expect them to be sent by ship though. Just finding pilots who are current on the type to ferry them over would be an issue.

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