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  • SA342L1 4213/CWQ marked '111' during Gulf War in 1991.

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    • I wonder if any of you guys can shed some light on these 'nose-stars' which can be seen on some UK mil Gazelle pics? I mean, what was the reason for such markings? We already discussed this topic but no (plausible) explanation given.





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      • Savoia
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        Yes, discussed before. I thought someone mentioned that these were markings for when senior Army personnel were carried aboard?

      • Zishelix
        Zishelix commented
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        Ok, thanks!



    • SA341F over Mont-Saint-Michel (Photo: Philippe Maufrey)

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      • Savoia
        Savoia commented
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        Nice one Zis! ๐Ÿ‘



    • ALAT Gazelle sling loaded on a CH-47 during Operation Barkhane, Chad in May 2020.

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      • SA342M's as seen during 'Exercise Manticore' in Auriac-Lagast, France on 20th September 2022 (Photos by Josรฉ Torres)

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        • Anybody able to help about ID of this Gazelle airframe?



          https://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/d...eil-est-en-vol

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          • Savoia
            Savoia commented
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            We need to ask the fire crew at Phalsbourg to read the data plate!

          • Fabrice
            Fabrice commented
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            No need for that... it is sn1071

          • Zishelix
            Zishelix commented
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            Merci beaucoup, Fabrice!



        • SA341G(S) G-EHUP (1407) as seen at Duxford in 2002 (Photo by Stuart Mitchell)

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          • Classic Gazelle livery SA341G N505NM c/n 1408 in 2009, NFI

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            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Classic indeed, belissimo Zis! ๐Ÿ‘Œ



          • SA341G F-BVVU c/n 1142 starring in 'Le faux-culโ€™ movie (English tittle โ€˜The Phoneyโ€™) filmed in 1975.



            The same bird as seen (below) at Paris Issy-Le-Moulineaux in May 1975 (Photo: Mick Bajcar)



            This Gazelle had an accident in May 1982 and was probably w/o. Does anybody know what actually happened with it?

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            • Savoia
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              '๐‘ซ๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’ƒ๐’๐’…๐’š ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‰๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Š๐’•?' โ€” Perhaps XB has an idea, or maybe knows someone who could find out?



          • Gazelle Display Team Formation Flying

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            • SA341C G-SIVJ (WA2012) as seen at Sleap Airfield on 10th September 2022 (Photo by Andrew Goldsmith)




              SA342MV F-MGAX (4018) NFI

              'Bendy blades'.

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              • UK Army Gazelle sling load supplies NFI



                Btw, this photo has caught the main rotor blades in perfect alignment.




                SA341G(S) N150SF (1584) at Skagit Airport in Burlington, Washington State, NFI

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                • Soko's H-45 c/n 146 of Bosnian Air Force, NFI

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                  • SA341G c/n 1019 D-HARI at Le Bourget in June 1975 (Paul Bannwarth Collection)

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                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      Nice one Zis! ๐Ÿ‘



                  • SA342J c/n 1095 D-HOPL at Rhein Main in March 1996 (Photo: Peter Zastrow)

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                    • A promo leaflet from 1980's



                      My understanding is that this configuration featuring 6 HOT missiles, while within the capability of the Astazou XIV, nonetheless affected the aircraft's performance, notably it's manoeuvrability and fuel consumption and so the 2x2 option was chosen instead.

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                      • G-CDNO SA341B, c/n 1385, cancelled 05-Oct-2022 on export to South Africa

                        G-CMJT SA341B, c/n 1941, cancelled 05-Oct-2022 on export to South Africa

                        N341GL SA341G, c/n 1413 restored to US register on 04-Oct-2022, registered to Amphib Inc, Lake Zurich (USA)

                        CN-AID SA342L, c/n 1360, original test registration identified as F-WIPB

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                        • Savoia
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                          Grazie tante Jos! ๐Ÿ‘



                      • SA341F2 N497MM (1384) as seen Stateside NFI




                        SA341D G-CBJZ (WA1734) as seen at Southend Rochford on 29th September 2022 (Photo by John Coleman)

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                        • SA342M OO-XDT (4103) at Brustem Airfield in Belgium (Photo: Georges Riga)






                          British Army WA341B c/n 1351 XX409

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                          • Solid packed cabin of an ALAT SA342M

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                            • SA342L 241 (1854) as seen at RAF Cottesmore on 26th July 2001 (Photo by Colin Cooke)

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                              • SA342L serial 237 (c/n 1772) was delivered to the Irish Air Force in December 1979. Served with Helicopter School Squadron, No. 3 Support Wing as an advanced helicopter crew trainer until damaged in an accident on 16 August 2002. Due to engine failure during low-level flight force-landed into a field near Baldonnel and substantially damaged. The crew were fortunately not injured.



                                By the way, anybody knows whether her remains are still at Baldonnel's Fire Ground?

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                                • Savoia
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                                  '๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’ƒ๐’๐’…๐’š ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’'๐’” ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’“๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…?' โ€” Perhaps Joe will know.

                              • Originally posted by Savoia View Post
                                '๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’ƒ๐’๐’…๐’š ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’'๐’” ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’“๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…?' โ€” Perhaps Joe will know.
                                When I bought 241 I tried to buy her but all the military wanted to do was to use her on the fire ground. If I had managed to buy her she would have been flying again by now

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                                • Zishelix
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                                  Thanks for info. Sad to hear among all wrecks and w/o's they picked an Gazelle to vanish in flames



                              • SA342M 3512/ADA taking off at Abรฉchรฉ, Chad in August 2008 (Photo: Stephan de Bruijn)



                                The French Army Aviation (ALAT) ran a detachment consisting of Gazelles and Pumas named ALAT Det Tchad, provided reconnaissance and close air support to the European Union Force Chad/CAR mission in eastern Chad.

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                                • Fabrice
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                                  Actually it was the Detalat EUFOR, named after the UE mission in the Three Borders area (Chad/CAR/Sudan) and which lasted for one year. Another long standing unit, based in N'Djamena, was the Detalat Epervier.

                                • Zishelix
                                  Zishelix commented
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                                  Fabrice, much appreciate your clarification!



                              • SA342L L815 c/n 1822 at Rayak AB, Lebanon in 2010 (Photo: Stefan Goossens)

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                                • Rotorspot
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                                  Thanks for posting. According to various sources the correct c/n should be 1820.

                                • Savoia
                                  Savoia commented
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                                  Sรฌ, 1820 is also what I have for L-815.

                                • Zishelix
                                  Zishelix commented
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                                  Oops, mistype... #1820 indeed. Thnx for the correction guys



                              • New Entry on US Register

                                N342WW SA342J, c/n 1695, ex 2-WILD, D-HOPP. Registered 12-Oct-2022 to Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee, UK.

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                                • Savoia
                                  Savoia commented
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                                  Grazie Jos! ๐Ÿ‘

                                • Zishelix
                                  Zishelix commented
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                                  So grateful for kindly shared updates, Jos!



                              • SA341B ZB671 (WA1958) as seen at RAF Northolt on 13th October 2022 (Photo by Martin Hodges)




                                SA342M F-MGBC as seen in Sainte-Baume, Bouches-du-Rhรดne and Var on 21st April 2015 (Photo by Frรฉdรฉric)

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                                • Can anyone assist with the identity of this UK Army Gazelle?

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                                  • I came across this patch and wondering does this 'Old Generation' reefers to the machines the operate or the Squadron's staff

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                                    • Savoia
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                                      I think it refers to both!



                                  • Some more Gaz memorabilia from EHRA3




                                    SA341G(S) YU-HVZ (1295)as seen at Aรฉroport de Rennesโ€“Saint-Jacques in France NFI

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