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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."

  • Savoia
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    ZU-RZR


    SA342L ZU-RZR (1854) in flight in South Africa

    705 Squadron


    Royal Navy Sharks at RAF Chivenor in July 1984

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  • Savoia
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    D-HAAF


    SA341G D-HAAF (cn. 1111) as seen at Stuttgart Airport on 10th September 1993 (Photo: Ray Barber)

    Hopefully this craft will re-emerge in the times ahead.

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    706 Being Prepared for New Paint


    SA341G RA-05706 (WA1802) in her hangar near St. Petersburg in January 2018

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  • Savoia
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    Mini SA342 'GAL' 3862



    ~ ~ ~

    In other news .. to find out why Sav is smiling at the moment, click here.

    All I can say is .. 'Please God let it happen!'

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  • Zishelix
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    A key holder with 'Gazelle' on cyrillic... made in Serbia.

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  • Savoia
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    SA341G EC-EQU (Photo: Zishelix)

    Go to original post.

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  • Savoia
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    Great stuff Andy!

    My late godfather joined the Air OP in 1945 where he flew the Auster, later becoming chief flying instructor and manager of the Royal Artillery Aero Club.

  • Savoia
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    So looking forward to seeing this BATUS bird Stefano. What a lovely tribute it will be to the AAC's international Gaz ops.

  • Savoia
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    Zis's T-shirt!

  • Savoia
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    Okay, grazie.

  • Savoia
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    Grazie grazie Jos e Zis!

  • md600driver
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    Originally posted by N48284 View Post
    Ha yeah. Sacrilege really, how someone can think it’s acceptable to paint an HT.2 in RM markings. At least it’s back to its original scheme now. Let’s hope no others get painted to represent a different mark.
    Oh dear Andy you won’t like mine then as it’s changing from Sharks to Batus!

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  • N48284
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    Yes Happy New Year to you all!!

    The event is at Middle Wallop again, at the same time of the year, and is the 80th Anniversary of both the Auster and the airfield.

    All Aviaforans are welcome to join us at Middle Wallop on 7-8 April 2018.

    More details can be found at: www.auster80.co.uk

  • Zishelix
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    I wouldn't know, sorry.

  • Zishelix
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    Nope, all 341's (HO-42)

  • Rotorspot
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    I have contacted the photographer. He has no more information.

  • Zishelix
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    Ah, some people and their sense for fashion



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  • Savoia
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    Happy New Year Andy!

    Any news on your 'special event' for this year?

  • N48284
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    Ha yeah. Sacrilege really, how someone can think it’s acceptable to paint an HT.2 in RM markings. At least it’s back to its original scheme now. Let’s hope no others get painted to represent a different mark.

  • Savoia
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    XX436


    SA341C XX436 (WA1402) aka G-ZZLE as seen at Bourne Park on 24th October 2015 (Photo: Gary Beale)

    And there I was thinking that all the RM Gazelles were 341B's!

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  • Savoia
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    You're coming out with some great shots Zis, bravo!

    Are these all 342's?

  • Savoia
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    Very nice Zis! No clues as to the location or year?

  • Zishelix
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    Montenegrin Gazelles flying in formation with Super Galeb G-4 jet trainer



    All these birds produced by Soko Mostar

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  • Zishelix
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    SA.342J F-GCCZ c/n 1393 (Photo: Lionel Laporte)



    Another nice photo of the same machine here

    Now flying as YU-HEV

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  • Zishelix
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    French ALAT Gazelle Viviane boarding for Afghanistan in 2012.



    RAF Gazelle dramatic take off during display at Shawbury in 1982 (Photo: Ian Forshaw)


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  • Savoia
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    Gaz and ..

    Gaz n' Puma


    L'Armée de Terre SA342L1 4219 'GEN' (2219) with 'GCG' as seen at Corneilla-la-Riviere on 11th April 2015 (Photo: Berthon Guillaume)

    Gaz n' Lynx


    British Army Gazelles with Lynx (location unknown) on 17th May 2005 (Photo: Keith Draycott)

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  • Savoia
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    Nice shots Zis!

  • Zishelix
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    Artistic shots, very nice.

  • Zishelix
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    Adjusting Fen Blades



    Just a nice photo

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