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  • SA341G s/n 1122 F-BVUI NFI

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    • Savoia
      Savoia commented
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      Nice one Zis! 👍 I am thinking this may have been taken after her time with Hélicap.

      Fabrizio, do you know anything about this aircraft? It seems to be outside the offices for Poclain in Île-de-France.







  • SA342L AEE-373 (cn.5013) as seen in Ecuador in August 2021




    SA342M F-MGAS as seen at Aéroport de Marseille Provence August 2021

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    • Video showing the function of the main rotor using a nice Gazelle animation.

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      • xbdt
        xbdt commented
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        the cyclic stick is a bit too high for me :-)


    • SA342L 'CP' in Morocco NFI




      SA341B G-HSDL (WA1227) as seen at Manchester Barton on 15th August 2021




      SA341D G-DMSS (WA1089) ex-XW858 as seen at Aberdeen on 6th March 2003 (Photo by Chris Jones)




      Spending a day with Avia member Carlo

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      • SA341G F-GEST (cn.1113) as seen at Toussus-le-Noble on 17th June 2005 (Photo by Chris Lane)




        SA341C G-CTFS (WA1081) as seen at Perth Scone on 30th May 2021 (Photo by Wallace Shackleton)




        SA341G(S) YU-HHH (cn.1307) as seen at Stapleford on 13th August 2021 (Photo by Mike Burdett)

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        • SA341D G-RBIL (WA1199) as seen at Denham Airfield on 26th August 2021 (Photo by Brian Nichols)



          SA341B RA-05709 (WA1184) as seen at Mostovoy Airfield near Bratsk in Russia in May 2021 (Photo courtesy of Avia member Kirill)




          SA341C VH-OIW (WA1007) as seen at Adelaide Parafield Airport on 7th August 2021




          Huey vs. Gaz time trial


          Introduction to the Polychop UK Army '342'
          (complete with Viviane sights)

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          • md600driver
            md600driver commented
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            Why? is the polychop UK Army 342 complete with Vivienne sights The uk military has never had a 342 they are all 341 they never had vivienne sights neither
            That also didn’t have wire cutters ???

          • Savoia
            Savoia commented
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            I guess its a programme for the 342 and they've simply put UK Army colours on it.



        • Another photo of of this French military Gazelle fitted with a belly-mounted mini-gun.



          More photos of this aircraft are posted earlier in the thread: http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...1351#post11351

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          • md600driver
            md600driver commented
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            There is a convenient hole in the belly that comes into the cabin (the Message Shute )
            That could be used to lift up the Minigun so it wasn’t below the skids



        • SA341D ZB627 (WA1914) from 7 Squadron as seen at RAF Fairford in 1993

          Zis, from what you know, was this the only RAF Gazelle painted like this?




          SA341B RA-05709 (WA1184) as seen at Mostovoy Airfield, near Bratsk in Russia in August 2020 (Photo courtesy of Kirill)




          SA341G(S) YU-HOT (1390) as seen by the Drina River in Bosnia in 2021

          Below: YU-HOT boat take-off near Zemun in Belgrade, Serbia


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          • Originally posted by Savoia View Post
            Zis, from what you know, was this the only RAF Gazelle painted like this?
            Correct, as far as I'm aware.

            Btw, XW276 also had an olive green livery:

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            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Grazie Zis!

              Perhaps we will also find out why the RAF painted her in that colour.

              Those early models such as XW276 and her sister ship F-ZWRK had larger rear passenger windows, straight tops on the tail and in some cases different skids.



          • N544GZ ownership change

            N544GZ (SA.341F2, c/n 1544) changed ownership to Alan Bracken, Blountville (TN) on 25-Aug-2021.

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            • Zishelix
              Zishelix commented
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              Thanks for prompt info, Jos!

            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Sì, grazie Jos!













          • Gaz Squad Gazelles as seen at Pembrey Airfield in Wales on 28th and 29th August 2021 (Photo by Dafydd Phillips & Mark Parsons)




            G-EHUP

            Following recent comments relating to G-EHUP, Avia member Liamo has kindly shared with us some photos from when Papà Liamo owned this aircraft.








            SA341G(S) G-EHUP (cn.1407) as seen in the early 2000's. Re-spray photos taken in Crawley Down, West Sussex

            Grazie Liamo per queste foto!

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            • Zishelix
              Zishelix commented
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              Liam, thanks for these interesting images of G-EHUP 'makeover'!

              Your machine as F-GIJR at Toussus Le Noble in June 1991 (Photo: Don Hewins)


            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Nice shot Zis! 👍





          • Gaz Squad Gazelles at Pembrey Airfield in Wales on 28th August 2021 (Top photo by Anthony Fogarty)




            SA341B XZ318 (WA1609) as seen at Middle Wallop on 24th July 1982 (Photo by John Yates)




            Avia member Carlo with G-BZYD and what
            appears to be a Gaz Squad instructor

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            • SA342L AEE-373 (cn.5013) as seen at La Balbina in Ecuador on 6th August 2021 (Photo by Diogo Da Conceição)




              Gaz Squad Gazelles at Pembrey Airfield
              in Wales on 28th August 2021

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              • 'The Gazelles' RAF display team as seen in 1974
                L-R: Capt. Eddie Ford AAC, Flt. Lt. Terry Creed, Flt. Lt. Gerry McCracken and Flt. Lt. David Spilsbury


                The Army no doubt providing sage advice to the RAF!

                Of Terry, former test pilot Mike Brooke once wrote: "Terry was a dead ringer for the missing Lord Lucan and it became de rigueur to proclaim this loudly when we were in public places."




                'The Gazelles' RAF display team from the 1970's




                SA342M HA-HSG (cn.3615) as seen at Eshott Airfield in Northumberland on 2nd September 2021 (Photo by Steve Barnes)

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                • For Rico... SA341G c/n 1143 I-PATT probably at Imola Autodromo in mid 1970's

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                  • Savoia
                    Savoia commented
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                    Wow Zis, è fantastico! 👌 Grazie infinite amico. 👍👍👍 Now it's my turn to have Christmas early! 🌲😊




                • SA342MV 3RHC NFI




                  SA341F F-MBOL (cn.1070) 5RHC as seen in 1986




                  SA341B XZ344 (WA1704) as seen at RAF Fairford on 25th July 1993 (Photo by Graham Tiller)

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                  • SA341G(S) YU-HWF (cn.1407) as seen at Bournemouth Hurn on 21st August 2021 (Photo by Martin Rendall)




                    SA341B XZ295 (WA1507) as seen at Lubbecke Hospital in Germany on 23rd May 2007 (Photo by Jens Wiemann)




                    SA341G G-BBHU (cn.1108) as seen at Southampton in 1973 (Photo by Geoff Collins)




                    SA342M's in France

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                    • SA342L AEE-373 (cn.5013) as seen at La Balbina Heliport in Ecuador on 6th August 2021 (Photo by Juan Andres Saavedra)




                      SA341H HA-LFL (cn.007) as seen in Balaton, Hungary in September 2021




                      HA-HSG departure

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                      • SA341B XW846 (WA1009) NFI




                        Major General Suheil Hassan Commander of Syria's 'Tiger Forces' with Syrian Air Force Gazelle




                        SA342L QA05 NFI

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                        • 341F/F2

                          I would like to know the difference between a 341F and a 341F2.

                          Thanks

                          Dave D.

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                          • Fabrice
                            Fabrice commented
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                            The 341F was the basic military version initially produced for the French ALAT and was fitted with an Astazou 3C engine. It had a MTOW of 1800kg.

                            Later on the 3C turboshaft was modified to the 3C2 version, increasing the MTOW by 50kg. With the introduction of this modification, all the 341F's were redesignated as 341F2's. The F2's also included improvements to the fenestron. The 341F2 has a MTOW of 1900kg.

                            I hope this helps.

                            Fabrice

                          • dunstan
                            dunstan commented
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                            Thank you Fabrice.

                            Dave Dunstan



                        • SA341B as seen at Manchester Barton on 8th August 2021 (Photo by Gary Styles)


                          SA341B XX405 (WA1343) as seen at Belfast on 8th September 2021 (Photo by Dimitri Kuznecovas)




                          SA341C XZ938 (WA1747) NFI

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                          • N341G cancelled

                            N341G, SA341G, c/n 1056, was cancelled from the FAA aircraft register on 04-Sep-2021. Fate unknown (to me).

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                            • Helipixman
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                              As well as it's cancellation on 4.9.21 there is also a reservation hold for the same registration also on 4.9.21 with a purge date of 2026 ! This was one of Charles Bellas Gazelles, he has more and I wonder if any of his are air airworthy ?

                            • xbdt
                              xbdt commented
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                              those are the images I have:




                            • Rotorspot
                              Rotorspot commented
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                              Thanks for the fate. I was not aware of that incident. The pictures are helpful.



                          • Nice aerial photo of WA341G G-BBHW

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                            • Savoia
                              Savoia commented
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                              Very nice Zis! 👍



                          • SA342L 237 (cn.1772) as seen at Casement Baldonnel in 2002 (Photo by David O'Toole)

                            G-BZDV


                            SA341C G-BZDV (WA1150) as seen in County Durham in 2006

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                            • SA342L1 12870 (cn.101) as seen in Vrsac, Serbia on 30th August 2014 (Photo by Dejan Milinkovic)




                              SA342M F-MCYM (cn.4219) as seen at RAF Fairford in 1997 (Photo by Stuart Mitchell)

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                              • 2-WILD






                                SA342J 2-WILD (cn.1695) as seen at Kunovice Airport in the Czech Republic on 11th September 2021




                                SA342M HA-HSG (cn.3615) as seen at Abingdon Airfield on 11th September 2021 (Photo by Matt Sudol)






                                Above and below:
                                SA341G N505HA (cn.1022) as seen at Aérodrome de Blois-Le Breuil in Villefrancœur, France on 10th September 2021







                                Disposal of Remaining British Army Gazelles

                                This is the current situation relating to the disposal of the UK's remaining military Gazelles:

                                Our plan is that the Gazelle helicopter will remain in service with the MoD until 2025.

                                The Defence Equipment Sales Authority is currently engaged with the Delivery Team responsible for managing the platform in order to obtain an understanding of the extent and condition of what will be available. This will allow us to develop a marketing plan which will enable us to start the sales process to interested parties.

                                On this occasion I can state that our initial aim is to target other nations on a government-to-government basis, however, we will consider commercial sales if the need arises.

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                                • SA341B ZA726 (WA1795) as seen at Sywell on 3rd September 2008 (Photo by Sergey Ryabtsev)


                                  SA341B XX457 (WA1468) as seen at Middle Wallop on 25th July 1982 (Photo by Philip Pain)

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                                  • SA341B XZ334 (WA1673) as seen at Manchester Barton on 20th August 2021 (Photo by Charles Cunliffe)




                                    SA341C G-BZDV (WA1150) as seen at Aldhurst Farm, Capel on 2nd July 2021 (Photo by Mark Harris)



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                                    • Aerospatiale's demo machine F-WTNA (C/N 1185) armed with a pair of Brandt 68.12 rocket launchers.

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                                      • Savoia
                                        Savoia commented
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                                        Nice one Zis! 👍



                                    • SA342L CN-ACV (cn.1972) as seen in Marrakech in March 2012




                                      SA342M on board a French naval vessel NFI



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