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  • HT.3 ZB627 (G-CBSK) over Oxfordshire in 2014.



    For more excellent Air-To-Air pics of The Gazelle Squadron's machines by Mr. Stevens see https://www.targeta.co.uk/air2air_gazelle_squadron.htm

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    • Sav, I hope you won't mind posting this one out of the 'Snow Gazelles' time

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      • Savoia
        Savoia commented
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        Yes, more than two months early! 😲

        Fabrizio, do you happen to know the location of this photo?

      • Fabrice
        Fabrice commented
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        Sure! It is in Gap Tallard airfield, in the French Alps, where the Alat had a small helicopter unit disbanded in 2009.



    • SA341B from 662 Squadron as seen during 'Exercise Keystone' in West Germany in October 1979




      SA341G G-BAGK (WA1065) operated by Christian Salvesen as seen at Glasgow Airport on 21st July 1973 (Photo by Fergus Abraham)




      SA341C G-CBKD (WA1130) as seen at Duxford on 27th July 2022 (Photo by John Ironside)

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      • SA341D G-CBKC (WA1104) as seen at Stapleford on 12th September 2004 (Photo by Mick Bajcar)




        Swiss Alouette with three Gazelles and a Scout as seen at Middle Wallop NFI

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      • WA341B c/n 1814 ZA772 at RIAT 2018

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        • SA341G c/n 1087 F-BVEI at Paris Toussus-le-Noble in 1984

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          • Savoia
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            Nice photo Zis! πŸ‘ Do you happen to know the reason behind this paint scheme? Is looks similar to the paintwork on ZU-HHP.

          • Zishelix
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            I wouldn't know, probably the owner prefer monochromatic livery on his machine. However, last info I have about #1087 is from 1998 when it was registered to SNC Transcopter Company.

          • Savoia
            Savoia commented
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            Grazie Zis.



        • SA341-02 F-ZWRL at ALAT Museum in Dax-Seyresse September 17th, 2022 (Photo: Anthony Seeley)



          More about Gazelle w/ Arriel turbine - http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=2838#post2838




          WA341B ZB671 (WA1958) at RAF Northolt 13th October 2022 (Photo: Joe Lewis)

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          • SA342J #1473 F-GGTJ at Saint Ouen-I'Aumone Heliport in May 1996 (Photo: Erik Frikke)



            And at Duxford in September 2001 (Photo: Brian Bickers)




            Same machine as C-GVWC in 1979
            http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=3243#post3243

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            • Savoia
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              Bei colpi πŸ“· (nice shots) Zis! πŸ‘



          • WA341C XX397 #1317 at RNAS Yeovilton on 3rd September 1977 (Photo: Chris England)






            Royal Marines WA341C #1402 XX436 at the Dawlish Air Show 2015 (Photo: S. Clark)

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            • SA341B G-UNNS (WA1284) as seen at Sywell on 22nd October 2022 (Photo by Matt Sudol)




              SA341B XZ320 (WA1613) as seen at Manchester Barton on 25th October 2022 (Photo by Michael Powney)


              SA341B ZB679 (WA1982) as seen at SPTA on 25th October 2022 (Photo by George Galpin)

              Flying as 'Army Air 05'.



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              • SA341G(S) #1391 N747MN at Los Angeles Intl. NFI

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                • Savoia
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                  Nice one Zis! πŸ‘



              • SA341B XZ320 (WA1613) as seen in the Lake District on 25th October 2022

                Flying as 'Army Air 511'.




                XX431 has been spotted on a low loader in the UK in October 2022.

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                • SA341G #1181 C-FEDG in 1978 (Photo by Steve Aubury)



                  And in 1988 (Photo: Mike MacGowan)






                  Serbian Air Force Gazelle over Belgrade, Serbia in September 2022 (Photo: Milan Stojanović)

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                  • 'New' Iraqi Gazelles from 2015



                    And an artwork featuring the same topic

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                    • Royal Marines SA341B overflies the RFA Sir Galahad in flames after an air attack in Bluff Cove

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                      • SA341D with Westland Whirlwind XW898 from RAF Shawbury as seen overflying RAF Finningley during the Royal Review of 1977


                        Horizon SA341G as seen in 1981 NFI

                        Almost certainly N9003A (1566) at Sabine Pass in Port Arthur, Texas.

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                        • Originally posted by Savoia View Post
                          Almost certainly N9003A (1566) at Sabine Pass in Port Arthur, Texas.
                          Great finding, Sav! It could be the one http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=1332#post1332

                          Pity the reg isn't visible

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                          • Savoia
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                            Yes, it's a shame about the registration although I am fairly sure it is the same Gaz.



                        • New Gazelles on UK Register

                          G-CMMA Westland 341B Gazelle AH.1, c/n 1692, ex XZ341
                          G-CMMB Westland 341B Gazelle AH.1, c/n 1484, ex XX460
                          G-CMME Westland 341B Gazelle AH.1, c/n 1443, ex XX449
                          G-CMMF Westland 341B Gazelle AH.1, c/n 1454, ex XX453

                          All registered on 03-Nov-2022 to STEPHEN ATHERTON, CRABTREE FARM, YORK

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                          • Savoia
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                            Grazie mille Jos! πŸ‘

                          • Zishelix
                            Zishelix commented
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                            Thanks for a prompt info, Jos!

                            Congrats Steve for his new acquisitions!



                        • SA341B G-ZZEL (WA1152) as seen at Blakelands Country House, in Bobbington, South Staffordshire on 29th October 2022




                          SA341B XZ320 (WA1613) as seen at Manchester Barton on 25th October 2022 (Photo by Michael Powney)

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                          • SA341G #1076 PT-HFL in it's home in late 1970s

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                            • Savoia
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                              Nice one Zis! πŸ‘



                          • SA341G(S) c/n 1417 F-GEHC at Paris Issy les Moulineaux heliport in June 1991



                            http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...2853#post12853

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                            • SA341B ZB679 (WA1982) as seen at Battersea on 6th October 2022

                              Surely one of the last times we will see an actively serving BAG at Batt.




                              SA342M F-MRWO NFI

                              Fabrizio, do you happen to have a construction number for this Gazelle?

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                              • Tasty
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                                This is F-MBWO s/n 1483, an SA341 F2 (20mm on the right side)

                              • Savoia
                                Savoia commented
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                                Grazie mille Tasty! πŸ‘

                            • Originally posted by Tasty View Post
                              This is F-MBWO s/n 1483, an SA341 F2 (20mm on the right side)
                              I wondered how long it would take to find it was a 341

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                              • SA341G c/n 1061 N101CL at Chino Airport in April 2004



                                Anyone know where she is now?

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                                • Originally posted by Zishelix View Post
                                  SA341G c/n 1061 N101CL at Chino Airport in April 2004. Anyone know where she is now?

                                  She was owned by the famous racing driver Bob Bondurant. He had a raceway and performance driving school in Phoenix, Arizona, a lovely guy. He passed away last year.

                                  I went flying with him at his raceway in the early 2000's. Afterwards he took us onto the track in one of his race cars β€” never been so scared in my life! I didn’t know you could get a car to do the things he did.

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                                • SA341G #1145 G-SFTD at London Stansted in 1987 (Photo: Christopher Redford)

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                                  • SA341G #1006 F-WTNV during trials for Dutch Police in April 1974







                                    Gazelle postage stamp from Kampuchea, 1987

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                                    • SA341B G-UNNS (WA1284) as seen at Gloucester Staverton on 8th November 2022




                                      SA341F2 N544GZ (1544) as seen in Florida

                                      In case you've not seen one before, this is called a double-pirouette clearing turn. πŸ˜†



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                                      • YU-HFI

                                        Soko built SA341H c/n 058 YU-HFI as seen in October 2010 by Aleksandr Markin

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                                        • I have mentioned before that the two civilian Gazelles my late godfather occasionally flew were the Westland demonstrator G-BCHM (a photo of me standing next to her as a young'un I shared some time back) and Christian Salvesen's G-BAGK.

                                          Below is a shot of G-BCHM at Farnborough '78, which show I attended (even during the trade days) though I was still a wee lad. Also seen in this photo is the tail of Ferranti's Agusta-built JetRanger G-AWJW and which was probably the Ferranti 206 I flew in most frequently. That week however, I got to fly into the show aboard Ferranti-managed G-BFAL which was the UK's first LongRanger. As an aside, the SBAC had awarded Ferranti the contract to manage the heliport during the Farnborough show, and which they did throughout the 60's and 70's.

                                          I have fond memories of Farnborough '78, though many of those who made that week so special are no longer with us.


                                          SA341G G-BCHM (WA1168) as seen at Farnborough on 4th September 1978 (Photo by Ken Haynes)



                                          SA341C XW891 (WA1163) as seen at Greenham Common on 23rd June 1979 (Photo by Methieu Herben)

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