• Fully illustrated guide to France's frontline combat aircraft with over 100 colour profiles
Until it is definitively replaced by the Rafale M around 2015, the Super Entendard remains in the front line of all combat missions carried out by the French naval air arm.
From Lebanon up to Afghanistan, passing by Kosovo and Serbia, the naval plane has opened fire on its adversaries in often dramatic circumstances, but without losing a single plane in French colours.
Since it entered service in 1978, the Super Ententard has also shown a capacity to adapt, which proves, once more, the genius and common sense of Dassault's design team. There is no needless sophistication, nor an excess of power in this plane, but a straightforward mutli-purpose capability that has made this plane the backbone of carrier-borne French aviation for more than three decades.
A very good, inexpensive photoreference volume, an excellent buy for fans of modern French aviation.
... a wonderful tome covering every aspect of the Etendard from its development to service in Afghanistan, as well as international customers.
Scale Aircraft Modelling
... what makes this book remarkable is the stunning collection of images covering the entire history of the Etendard in Aeronavale and Iraqi service - how cool is that!
Airfix Model World/Air Forces Monthly
You can always rely on Histoire and Collections to come up with a solid reference book, and this title certainly delivers.