Another fantastic build of the F-8E/P French Naval Aviation by modelling friend Alexandre Blech The F-8E served from 1965 to 1999 in the Aéronavale, and they were purchased to replace worn-out Sud-Est Aquilons. (License-built Havilland Sea Venom fighters.) Dassault had proposed a navalized Mirage III, but it was ill-suited for the small French aircraft carriers. France turned to an open competition for faster replacement.
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