Only one example of the Mystere IV N was built. It was designed as a two seat night fighter version of the Mystere IV, but now with apparent nose radome. The French Air Force chose to buy 60 North American F-86K nightfighters instead!
After its operational life for Aeronavale had ended, this Sikorsky Seabat became gate guard at the airport of Saint Raphael. Fortunately the CAEA acquired it and has kept it inside ever since it arrived at Bordeaux.
Delivered in 1963, the Etendard has served various Aeronavale units, including 11F, 15F, 17F and 59S. It was severely damaged on board carrier Clemenceau when the port undercarriage leg broke during a catapult start. It was nevertheless repaired and finally withdrawn in 1987.