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Well this thing doesn't look like an Etendard IV anymore!!! Quite logical, considering longe range/ subsonic speed requirement, opposed to etendard IV short range / transonic speed...
TALP is the name of the program. This mean "TActique Longue Portée" Ie "Long range tactical (fighter)". This mean absolutely nothing, even in french : its a kind of military- program language.
To my mind, long range and tactical are opposite concepts no?
TALP was for a fighter in F-6D Missileer style (Subsonic with a powerfull radar).
Of course, there was no Bendix Eagle or AIM-47 equivalent in France!
Other proposal was from Breguet (Br.1170)
Unless carrier deck elevator size forced it, I'd imagine that the wing fold was just outboard of the integral mid-span tanks. That location would drastically simplify the requirements for the mechanisms and systems necessary for the folding.
It is not, for two reasons
first, it date back from 1963 so it is out of the book timeline.
Second, its a project, not a flying aircraft (if there's projects in the book, I suppose they are derivatives from flying aircrafts). I hace to ask you something, but per PM.
In September 2011 issue of the French magazine "Le Fana de l'Aviation", there is an article about the American F-6D Missileer program and about the French TALP (Tactique á longue portée)program. The article shows a 3-view drawing of Etendard V with 2 unknown missiles under each wing.
Tinwing, the wing folds are outboard of the tanks.