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Dassault Etendard II Aircraft Information

Dassault Etendard II

Dassault Etendard II

Manufacturer: Dassault
First flight: 1956-07-23
Primary user: French Air Force
Number built: 1
Developed into: Dassault Etendard IV

The Dassault Etendard II was a French prototype fighter aircraft initially developed as a follow-on project to the Dassault Mystx¨re series. It was presented to the French Air Force for evaluation but was rejected in favour of the Dassault Mirage III.

Originally designated Mystx¨re XXII, the aircraft was developed in response to a French Air Force requirement for a light, jet-powered fighter-bomber. At around the same time, a NATO requirement was circulated, also calling for a light strike-fighter, and Dassault developed a very similar aircraft in parallel for that competition (the Etendard VI).

The sole prototype of the Etendard II flew on July 23, 1956 but proved to be somewhat underpowered and showed nothing like the promise of the Mirage series and was quickly abandoned.

A further development of the Etendard concept, the Etendard IV was successfully developed for French Navy service.

Specifications (Dassault Etendard II)

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 12.89 m (41 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 8.74 m (27 ft 11 in)
Height: 3.80 m (12 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 24.2 m² (248 ft²)
Empty weight: 4,210 kg (9,280 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 5,650 kg (12,500 lb)
Powerplant: 2x— Turboméca Gabizo turbojets, 18.4 kN (4,140 lbf) each


Maximum speed: 1,054 km/h (569 knots, 655 mph)
Range: 1,100 km (594 nm, 680 mi)
Service ceiling: 15,000 m (48,000 ft)
Wing loading: 233 kg/m² (50 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.33


Guns: 2x— 30 mm (1.18 in) cannon
Bombs: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) of bombs and rockets

Related development

Dassault Etendard IV
Dassault Etendard VI
Dassault Super Etendard

Comparable aircraft

Dassault Mirage III
Dassault Mystx¨re

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