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  • RA-1691G as seen in the Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka Krai, Russia on 15th September 2023 (Photo by Nikita Zhuravlev)




    SA341F2 F-AYPU (1690) as seen at AΓ©roport Albert-Picardie on 27th August 2023 (Photo by Cyril Penza)

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    • Zishelix
      Zishelix commented
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      Good to see some Gazelles in Russia are still airworthy, hopefully those in Ukraine will survive.

    • Savoia
      Savoia commented
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      Yes, this bird seems to have been in Eastern Russia for a while now.

      Re: Ukrainian Gazelles, UR-ACCA, UR-RIV, UR-VDM, UR-VLAN and UR-ALMA are all showing as cancelled from the register while UR-MANN was apparently written-off and UR-ABBA is now HA-HCD. Are there any more that you know of which are resident in Ukraine?

    • Zishelix
      Zishelix commented
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      I also have WA341D (#1272) UR-CSAG as one of Gazelles there.


  • Originally posted by Zishelix View Post

    I also have WA341D (#1272) UR-CSAG as one of Gazelles there.


    That was my first ever Gazelle, XX382.

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    • Savoia
      Savoia commented
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      Bravo Stefano! πŸ‘ This was a Central Flying School cab.

    • Rotorspot
      Rotorspot commented
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      UR-CSAG was cancelled several years ago. There are currently no active Gazelles on the Ukrainian aircraft register.

    • Zishelix
      Zishelix commented
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      Thanks for info, Jos! I didn't know 'CSAG' being cancelled.



  • SA341G ZU-RLU (1097) as seen at Durban Virginia Airport on 9th September 2023 (Photo by Alan Richert)




    SA341F2 N918GZ (1672) as seen at Chino Airport in California




    SA341H UP-SA001 (069) as seen in Kazakhstan
    (Video by Alibek Tusupov)


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    • Probably SA341F #1569 from ALAT Museum in Dax

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      • Fabrice
        Fabrice commented
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        This is correct Zis.



    • SA341B G-UNNS (WA1284) as seen at Stapleford on 14th September 2023 (Photo by Amelia Brunt)

      The her latest update Amelia says:

      "I love flying helicopters and find it sublime and majestic being at one with these machines. The Gazelle has taken this to the next level and I am in love with it. It's an absolute pleasure to fly!"




      SA341F2 N341GW (1541) as seen in Corona, California on 12th September 2023 (Photo by Dan Stijovich)

      Avia member Patrick practising autos in California last week.

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      • Any idea about ID of the Gazelle this cabin section belonged to?
        https://www.sudouest.fr/charente-mar...n-10894140.php

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      • Montenegrin Air Force Gazelle, NFI

        Zis, do you have any info on this shot?




        SA341F2 N341KJ (1483) as seen at Oshkosh on 28th July 2023 (Photo by George Pergaminelis)

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        • Zishelix
          Zishelix commented
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          I'd say Dirk Jan de Ridder's photo of 12631 taken in 2018.


        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          Grazie Zis! πŸ‘



      • Gazelle A-2305 as seen at Banja Luka Air Base on 7th September 2010 (Photo by Joop de Groot)

        Zis, is this an SA341H or an SA342L and do you have the construction number also please?




        Majorette mini-Gaz

        Zis, did you know there was a Ewing Oil Gaz in Texas!

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        • Zishelix
          Zishelix commented
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          A-2305 is SA342L (HO-45) c/n 145.

          Re Ewing Oil's Gazelle, I'm afraid it's like this one


        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          Ha ha, grazie Zis! πŸ‘

      • I think we already mentioned this one but can't recall registration at the moment.

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        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          Yes, she has appeared on the thread before Zis, but I also cannot recall her registration. I will trawl through some of my albums and see if I can find her.



      • SA341G N6957 (1060) as seen at Jamestown Airport in New York State in August 1981




        SA341G G-LOYD (1289) as seen at Derby Burnaston Airport in August 1989 (Photo by Steve Blood)

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        • SA342M OO-XDT (4103) as seen at Schaffen Air Base in Brabant, Belgium on 12th August 2023




          SA341D ZB627 (WA1914) as seen at RAF Brize Norton on 5th June 1993

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          • SA341C G-CLGO (WA1750) as seen at RAF Brize Norton on 2nd September 2023 (Photo by Torfaen Corvine)




            SA341D ZU-HGZ (WA1728) as seen in South Africa NFI

            Zis, this is the bird you were asking about.




            An update from Millie on her Gaz training




            Simulated N341AS using a new 'super green' coal-based fuel

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            • Originally posted by Savoia View Post

              Zis, this is the bird you were asking about.

              Yeah, that's the one I was looking for thanks!


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              • SA342M F-MBLD (4192) as seen at Aerodrome Gap-Tallard (Photo: Lionel Bourdet)






                SA342L LH 94306

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                • Fabrice
                  Fabrice commented
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                  BLD has been photographed in Gap-Tallard and not in Marseille, the picture dates back to 2008 or something like that, when a mutinational helicopter exercise was held there.

                • Savoia
                  Savoia commented
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                  Grazie Fabrizio!

              • XZ322 Small Arms Fire

                I was surveying an ex-UK military Gazelle today, XZ322, as it had some battle damage. I saw a hole and looked for the exit point on the other side but I could not see one. I saw damaged cables and I saw what looked like a small plug which I pulled out only to discover that it was a bullet.

                Does anyone know where 322 may have got the bullet from?

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                • Zishelix
                  Zishelix commented
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                  Interesting finding. As far as I'm aware XZ322 spent it's service time in 670 Sqdn but have no info about her combat use.

                  https://www.aerialvisuals.ca/Airfram...?Serial=162065

                • Savoia
                  Savoia commented
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                  Yes, an interesting discovery. It would also be interesting to discover the calibre of the bullet.

                  I suspect someone from the Army is going to have to answer the question as to how this damage was sustained.

              • Originally posted by Savoia View Post
                Yes, an interesting discovery. It would also be interesting to discover the calibre of the bullet.

                I suspect someone from the Army is going to have to answer the question as to how this damage was sustained.

                This wasn’t the only battle damage, there were larger holes up to 25mm but this was the only one that wasn't a straight through shot. The bullet was less than 8 mm diameter, I will measure it later.


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                • Savoia
                  Savoia commented
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                  'π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’‚π’”π’β€™π’• 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’π’π’π’š 𝒃𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 π’…π’‚π’Žπ’‚π’ˆπ’†, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 π’˜π’†π’“π’† π’π’‚π’“π’ˆπ’†π’“ 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒔 𝒖𝒑 𝒕𝒐 25π’Žπ’Ž ..' 😲



              • Serbian Air Force Gazelle as seen in Serbia in August 2023




                SA342M F-MCYJ (4023) as seen at RAF Fairford in July 1994 (Photo by Peter Willsher)

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                • SA341G N505HA (1022) as seen at Zoersel Airfield in Belgium on 19tg August 2023




                  SA341B ZB679 (WA1982) as seen at RAF Wattisham on 24th August 2023 (Photo by Jack Austin)

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                  • SA341G F-GETS (1019) as seen at AΓ©roport de GenΓ¨ve in October 1986 (Photo by Max Fankhauser)




                    SA341F F-MCWN as seen at Phalsbourg Air Base in June 1989 (Photo by Eric Bannwarth)

                    Fabrizio, the tail title on this Gaz defines it as an SA341F, is this in fact an 'F' or is it an 'F1' or an 'F2'. Also, do you happen to know the construction number of this aircraft?

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                    • All the Alat SA 341 have been delivered as 341F, and later on in the early eighties have been modified to the F2 standard with the upgraded fenestron and the Astazou IIIC2 upgrade (originally it was a IIIC). The MTOW was increased from 1800 to 1900 with the F2 standard.

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                      • Savoia
                        Savoia commented
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                        Grazie mille Fabrizio .. fantastico! πŸ‘



                    • SA341F2 F-AYSA (1353) ex-F-MGHF as seen at AΓ©rodrome Melun-Villaroche in Île-de-France on 11th September 2023


                      G-CBJZ


                      SA341D G-CBJZ (WA1734) as seen at AΓ©roport De Sion, in Valais, Switzerland on 1st September 2023 (Photo by Mauro Dessaules)

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                      • SA341C G-CTFS (WA1081) as seen at Old Warden on 2nd July 2023 (Photo by Jacob Evans)




                        SA342M HA-HSG (3615) as seen at RAF Fairford in July 2023

                        Stefano e Michele at RIAT '23




                        SA341G N505HA (1022) as seen landing at Oostmalle Airfield
                        in Belgium on 20th August 2023





                        Montenegrin Air Force SA342 Being Donated to Slovenia

                        A former Montenegrin Air Force SA342L1 Gazelle 12943 (163) is to be donated by the government of Montenegro to the Museum of Military History in Pivka, Slovenia.



                        https://en.vijesti.me/news/society/6...useum-in-Pivka

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                        • Savoia
                          Savoia commented
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                          Prego Zis! If we could just find out what is happening to the remaining Montenegrin Gazelles, that would be good, perhaps Fabrizio knows?

                          Do you know how many Gazelles in total the Montenegrin Air Force had?

                        • Zishelix
                          Zishelix commented
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                          There is sentence in the article: 'This helicopter is one of a total of 13 Gazelles at the disposal of the Ministry of Defense of Montenegro, which are all grounded and not used for more than four years' but it's not quite true.

                        • Savoia
                          Savoia commented
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                          Okay grazie, I wonder what the total number is and also where these Gazelles will be going. We did report some years back that these aircraft would soon be decommissioned.



                      • SA341B ZA771 (WA1813) as seen at Jurby Airfield on the Isle of Man on 21st July 1992 (Photo: Philip Pain)






                        SA342M1 4039/CXF in 2005 (Photo: Mike Vallentin)

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