4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 2
2 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombSetup 3
72 x SNEB type 23 rocketSetup 5
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missilesSetup 6
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
36 x SNEB type 23 rocketSetup 7
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missilesSetup 8
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
36 x SNEB type 23 rocketSetup 9
The Etendard IVM is a rank VI French jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear||Drogue chute|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 920||< 750||< 600||N/A|
|Engine name||Number||Empty mass||Wing loading (full fuel)|
|SNECMA Atar 8C2||1||3,385 kg||320 kg/m2|
|Engine characteristics||Mass with fuel (no weapons load)|| Max Takeoff|
|Weight (each)||Type||11m fuel||20m fuel||30m fuel||38m fuel|
|950 kg||Axial-flow turbojet||7,228 kg||7,848 kg||8,537 kg||9,088 kg||10,950 kg|
|Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)|
|Condition||100%||WEP||11m fuel||20m fuel||30m fuel||38m fuel||MTOW|
|Optimal|| 5,688 kgf
(750 - 900 km/h)
Survivability and armour
Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.
The Etendard IVM can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons
- 4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons (2,000 lb total)
- 2 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons (2,000 lb total)
- 2 x AS-20 Nord missiles
- 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons
- 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons
- 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons (1,000 lb total)
- 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons (1,000 lb total)
- 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 36 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
|II||New boosters||Airframe||Offensive 30 mm||Mk83||Matra SNEB|
|III||Wings repair||Engine||Nord AS.20|
|IV||G-suit||Cover||New 30 mm cannons||AIM-9B|
Pros and cons
Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".
At the end of 1953, drawing lessons from the Korean War, the Air Force staff and the official services, concerned with the increase in weight and aircraft prices, wrote specifications for a light interceptor.
The Air Force staff requested a light tactical support plane and armed fighter aircraft specially designed to operate in the vicinity of the line of fire and, in principle, at low altitude. This aircraft must be able to carry out a dual mission: to carry out ground attacks, and to fight to ensure air superiority (although aerial combat remained a secondary mission) and, for safety reasons, to be twin-engine. The French Navy, for its part, wanted to have a similar aircraft that could be loaded on its aircraft carriers.
In 1955, the Technical Service of Aeronautics asked Dassault to study the embarkation of the Mystère XXIV (Étendard IV), to make it an "on-board assault and low-altitude fighter aircraft". The Étendard IVM on-board prototype is an attack and fighter aircraft at low and medium altitudes, usable from aircraft carriers of the Clemenceau class, equipped with the Snecma Atar 8 turbojet engine producing over 4,000 kgf of thrust.
The first Étendard IV M flew on May 21, 1958, in Melun-Villaroche, in the hands of Jean-Marie Saget. Five pre-series aircraft are produced. The performance and carrying capacity of external loads made the Étendard IV M an excellent assault aircraft, usable in secondary missions for interception and air combat, characteristics imposed by the French Navy.
Between December 9, 1961 and May 26, 1965, the naval aviation received 69 Étendard IVM and 21 Étendard IVP. For the first time in its history, it reached transonic speeds. The Étendard IVM remained in active service in the French Navy until July 1991. They carried out a total of 180,000 flight hours and 25,300 landings. The Étendard IVPs remained in active service in the French Navy until July 27, 2000. They flew more than 200,000 hours.
- In Lebanon, in 1983-1984: On September 23, 1983, an aircraft was hit in the tail by a 9K32 Strela-2 surface-to-air missile, but managed to reach the aircraft carrier Foch without difficulty. Repaired, it flew again four days later.
- In the former Yugoslavia from 1993: On April 15, 1994, the Étendard IVP No.115, on a reconnaissance mission, was hit by a surface-to-air missile in Bosnia and Herzegovina over Gorazde. Without an elevator, riddled with impacts, Lieutenant-Commander Pierre Clary achieved a piloting feat and, with the help of his teammate, brought the plane back on-board the Clemenceau after a deck-landing at a speed higher than normal. A television crew present on the aircraft carrier immortalized the landing. The plane was repaired in the Cuers workshops and resumed flight a month and a half later.
- In Kosovo in 1999.
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|Marcel Bloch Aviation Society* (Société des Avions Marcel Bloch)|
|Fighters||M.B.152C1 · M.B.157|
|Bombers||M.B.162 · M.B.174A-3 · M.B.175T|
|Jet Fighters||M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Super Mystere B2 · Etendard IVM|
|* Marcel Bloch changed his last name to Dassault and the company name changed to Avions Marcel Dassault or Marcel Dassault Aircraft in 1947.|
|France jet aircraft|
|Fighters||▄F-84G-26-RE · ▄F-86K · ▄F-100D|
|M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Super Mystere B2 · Etendard IVM · Mirage IIIC|
|Bombers||S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIB|