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  • Zishelix
    started a topic Shrieking Gazelles

    Shrieking Gazelles


    This thread is for the appreciation of the SA.341/342 series Gazelle helicopters of which I am an enthusiast.

    Over the years I have collected a considerable amount of material relating to Gazelles, some of which I will be pleased to share here with those who are interested.

    I will be happy to discuss anything relating to the history of the Gazelle (now almost almost 50 years old) as well as anything and everything relating to its operations around the world. I hope to meet other Gazelle enthusiasts along the way!

    Finally, the Gazelle produces a unique sound as a result of a harmonisation which occurs between the fenestron and the main rotor blades. This effect is sometimes known as "shrieking."

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    SA341G c/n 1408 N505NM NFI



    SA341G #1200 N686DT as seen at Cable Airport in January 2010 (Photo by Nathan Havercroft)

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    SA341H 12712 (091) as seen at VrΕ‘ac Airport on 23rd September 2007 (Photo by Vlada Marinkovic)




    SA342M F-MAXE (1973) as seen at AΓ©roport BΓ©ziers on 22nd June 2009 (Photo by Allen Brookes)

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    N341FR c/n 1250 seen in the USA in the 1970's. Used by Sperry for the Gazelle's single-engine IFR certification.






    WA341B c/n 1454 XX453 / Tester73 at Boscombe Down in March 2017 (Photo: Paul C.)



    And Qinetiq’s Gazelle fleet in 2019

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  • Savoia
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    Yes, very nice Zis!

  • md600driver
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    Originally posted by Zishelix View Post

    WA341B c/n 1152 G-ZZEL at RAF Cosford Airport in June 2028



    Wow, such a futuristic photo! πŸ‘

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    WA341B c/n 1152 G-ZZEL at RAF Cosford Airport in June 2028 (Photo: Grahame Wills)

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    SA341B ZB669 (WA1950) as seen at Glasgow Airport on 1st November 2022 (Photo by Iain Mackenzie)




    SA342MV F-MGCG as seen at AΓ©rodrome de Grenoble on 19th September 2020 (Photo by Thierry Gay)

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    The first Soko built Gazelle, HO-42 (341H) c/n 007 12615



    This Gazelle is currently for sale on the GazMart




    SA341G(S) #1295 YU-HVZ as seen in September 2015

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    SA341G c/n 1115 G-SFTH at Eastleigh during Spitfire Anniversary 1986








    SA341G #1012 JA9098 belonging to Toho Airways as seen in 1987

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  • Helipixman
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    Typical I have not got my Gazelle records with me again til next weekend, on the whole I agree with Jos but there are others, think three AH.1s still to be registered and there are other ex military in his stable ! Yes I am watching the footie but may not be after Wales go out on Tuesday !

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    SA341G c/n 1032 N341AH featuring in 'The Cat From The Outer Space' movie 1978

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  • Zishelix
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    https://www.scramble.nl/military-new...iger-air-force

  • Zishelix
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    Thanks for info! I'd love to see her gracing the sky again

  • Savoia
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    Grazie Stefano! πŸ‘

    There you go Zis, the Philippine bird is being worked on.

  • md600driver
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    Originally posted by Savoia View Post

    Also, do you know what happened to that Philippine registered bird in the photo?

    She’s in Hungary awaiting the completion of some work on her engine.

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  • Zishelix
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    I meant the Philippine one, it looks like even the owner 'forgot' her.

    Re: stretched or regular, I like all Gazelles but it is their livery, operating history and ownership details that I find most interesting.

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    SA341C G-CBGZ (WA1915) as seen on 18th November 2022 (Photo by Mark P.)

    If anyone has any clues as to where the above photo may have been taken, please leave a comment below, grazie.




    SA341B XZ320 (WA1613) as seen at Manchester Barton on 25th October 1022 (Photo by Michael Powney)


    Originally posted by Zishelix View Post
    Don't forget my favorite one!

    You mean HA-PJB, is that your favourite Crabtree Gaz? Do you prefer stretched Gazelles over the regular ones? Also, do you know what happened to that Philippine registered bird in the photo?

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  • Zishelix
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    http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...0160#post10160

    Don't forget my favorite one

  • Savoia
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    Bravo Jos, nice work! πŸ‘

    I think Elipix is distracted with the footie at present. ⚽ πŸ₯± πŸ˜„

    '.. 𝑰 π’ˆπ’π’• π’Šπ’• π’˜π’“π’π’π’ˆ π’†π’‚π’“π’π’Šπ’†π’“ π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’†π’†π’Œ.' β€” 🀣 Ah Stefano, you make me laugh!

    Btw, this would be Zishelix's definition of heaven, struggling to accurately count the number of Gazelles in one's care! πŸ˜†

  • Rotorspot
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    I count 15 using publicly available sources: 1). G-CIEY, 2). G-CIOW, 3). G-CLSA, 4). G-CMBB, 5). G-CMKP, 6). G-CMKS, 7). G-CMKT, 8). G-CMLO, 9). G-CMMA, 10). G-CMMB, 11). G-CMME, 12). G-CMMF, 13). G-LOYD, 14). HA-HSG, 15). HA-PJB.

  • md600driver
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    Originally posted by Savoia View Post
    𝐄π₯𝐒𝐩𝐒𝐱, seeing as you are developing a UK Gaz list, can you give us the current tally (from publicly available info) on the current number of Crabtree Gazelles?

    Waiting to see if anyone gets it correct I got it wrong earlier this week.

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    SA341G G-BBSH (WA1124) as seen at Cranfield on 5th September 1975 (Photo by Ken Haynes)

    The last in this series of classic Gaz images from Ken Haynes.

    After operating in the UK during the early 70's this aircraft was exported to Switzerland.

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    UK Army Air Corps advanced Gazelle simulator!

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    Wishing our US members and readers ..

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  • Savoia
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    Grazie mille Jos! πŸ‘

    '𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂 π’“π’†π’Žπ’‚π’“π’Œπ’‚π’ƒπ’π’† 𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒆' β€” 22.11.22

    𝐄π₯𝐒𝐩𝐒𝐱, seeing as you are developing a UK Gaz list, can you give us the current tally (from publicly available info) on the current number of Crabtree Gazelles?

  • Zishelix
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    Wow, another one at Crabtree Farm! Congrats Steve!

    Thanks for info, Jos

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    Another New Gazelle on the UK Register

    G-CMLO Westland 341B Gazelle AH.1, c/n 1506, ex XZ294

    Registered 22-Nov-22 to STEPHEN ATHERTON, CRABTREE FARM, YORK

    (What a remarkable date )

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    Chinese Army SA342L LH-4301, NFI






    Restored airframe of SA340-002 F-ZWRA at Ailes Anciennes Museum in Toulouse

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    SA341G c/n 1042 N341AS at AΓ©rodrome de Namur, Temploux Γ  SuarlΓ©e, Belgium in March 2022 (Photo: Kelvin Jahae)






    Soko's 342L c/n 118 YU-HEA operated by the Serbian Police NFI

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