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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 N505HA (1022) as seen at Namur-Suarlee on 19th March 2022 (Photo by Kelvin Jahae)




    SA341B G-BZYD (WA1648) XZ329 as seen at Headcorn in May 2022 (Photo by Callum D.)

    The above shot may have been taken this past weekend, but as I don't have a confirmation of the date I cannot be sure.




    SA341B ZU-RLH (WA1600) as seen at Rand Airport on 17th May 2022 (Photo by Bruce Perkins)




    SA341F2 F-AYSA (1353) as seen at AĆ©rodrome de Cholet
    on 14th May 2022

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  • Savoia
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    Bellissima XB! šŸ‘Œ

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    OO-XDT SA342M off airport 22/05/2022



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    SA342J HA-LFH (1775) as seen at Church Fenton Aerodrome on 17th May 2022 (Photo by Jon Wickenden)

    The 'Haelo Gaz' is back! After her service in Hungary. Bravo Adriano!




    SA342M 3850-GAI (1850) as seen at Corneilla-la-Riviere on 11th April 2015 (Photo by Berthon Guillaume)




    SA341D XW852 (WA1024) as seen at RAF Cosford on 21st April 2022 (Photo by Miles Hallett)

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  • Savoia
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    Soko Gazelles (SA341H) HA-LFK (051) and HA-LFX (090) in flight over Hungary NFI




    Heliwest SA341G(S) I-OLLY (WA1065) come visto all'Eliporto di Monza a Settembre 1996
    (Foto di Damiano Gualdoni)





    SA341H S5-HCR (027) departing Pulkovo Airport
    near St. Petersburg in 2017

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  • Fabrice
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    Of course, the BATUS Flt! It was so obvious that I missed it, and I was confused as well by the missing day-glo panels...

  • Savoia
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    SA342M F-MGBL (4095) as seen at AĆ©rodrome de Cholet on 15th May 2022




    SA342L1 12901 (111) fitted with missile pod




    Gaz Squad start and depart from Pembrey in Wales




    SA341B RA-05709 (WA1184) in flight over East Sayan
    in southern Siberia on 6th May 2022

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  • Savoia
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    SA341F2 F-AYSA (1353) as seen at AĆ©rodrome de Cholet on 15 May 2022




    SA342M F-MGBL (4095) as seen at AĆ©rodrome de Cholet on 15 May 2022

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  • Savoia
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    Grazie Fabrizio re: F-MCWP.

    Regarding the colours on ZA731, these are the same as were used by the UK Army for their operations in Canada 'Batus Flight' only that the Batus Flight had orange sections, specifically the transmission and engine cowlings as well as the belly panel and two areas around the fenestron.

  • Fabrice
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    Would somebody know the reason for the unusal camouflage colors of ZA731? Btw, F-MCWB is a 341, and therefore is not 2179 (cn4179 is a 342M).

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    SA341G(S) YU-HEY (1320) as seen at Booker on 14th May 2022 (Photo by David Moth)




    SA342L A-2804 (124) as seen in Bosnia NFI



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  • Savoia
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    SA342 12902 (112) as seen at Batajnica Air Base in Serbia in April 2022 (Photo by Chris Lofting)




    SA341B G-BZYD (WA1648) ex-XZ329 as seen at Booker on 13th May 2022 (Photo Graeme Lovell)




    SA342L AEE-363 (2068) as seen Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre in Ecuador NFI

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  • Savoia
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    Okay grazie Elipix.

  • Helipixman
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    This is the second time G-CMFO has been shown to be the wrong helicopter, the Gazelle above is not G-CMFO (XZ935) instead it shows XZ939 G-CLGO.

    G-CMFO is mainly white with blue lines and is an HCC4.

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    SA341C G-CLGO XZ939 (WA1750) as seen in Garford, Oxford in May 2022 (Photo by Paul Farmer)

    Paul Farmer with G-CLGO during a check/training visit to the Gaz Squad.




    Gazelles Batajnica Air Base in Serbia NFI




    Montenegrin Air Force Gazelles NFI

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  • Zishelix
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    Nice finding, Sav! Not many images of F-GEHF in this classic livery can be found around.


  • Savoia
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    SA341G(S) F-GEHF (1320) c.1980's NFI




    SA341B ZA731 (1800) as seen at RNAY Fleetlands on 3rd February 1983 (Photo by Terry Coombes)




    SA342M F-MCWP (2179) as seen at Phalsbourg Bourscheid on 29th June 1991 (Photo by Jean Drion)

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  • Savoia
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    SA341F2 N2MF (1448) as seen at Prescott Regional Airport in Arizona on 24th March 2021 (Photo by Brian La Fetra)




    SA341C XZ939 (WA1750) as seen at RAF Fairford in 2005

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  • Savoia
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    SA342MV F-MGCM (4186) as seen at AĆ©roport de Lyon-Bron on 10th May 2022




    SA342J YU-HET (1204) as seen at Gloucester Staverton NFI (Photo by Rick Ingham)

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  • Savoia
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    Grazie mille Fabrizio! šŸ‘

  • Fabrice
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    The Serbian Police Gazelle actually is the SA 342L cn1926, YU-HEB, with a pretty interesting pedigree (originally in service with the Iraqi AF). She is also depicted in the post 5494, from the other side.

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    SA341F2 F-AYBB (1612) as seen on 16th April 2022 (Photo by Jean-Pierre Touzeau)




    SA341B XX444 (WA1248) as seen at Greenham Common in 1981

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  • Zishelix
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    Wedding Gazelles

    A Gypsy wedding in Serbia in 2005 with a rented military Gazelle.

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  • Savoia
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    Grazie Jos! šŸ‘

    SA341 'E' .. I think this may have been the designation for those Gazelles used for senior officer liaison within the UK's RAF.

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    New Gazelle Registered in the UK

    G-CMFO Westland SA341E Gazelle HCC.4, c/n 1742, ex XZ935. Registered 06-May-2022 to THE GAZELLE SQUADRON DISPLAY TEAM LTD.

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    SA341C G-CBKD (WA1130) as seen at North Weald on 7th May 2022 (Photo by Daren Eaton)


    SA341G(S) G-EHUP (1407) as seen at Middle Wallop on 10th September 2000 (Photo by Steve Blood)


    SA341D G-CBKA (WA1746) as seen at Duxford on 6th May 2022 (Photo by Chris Murkin)



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  • Savoia
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    Cypriot Air Force Gazelle NFI




    SA341B XZ330 (WA1651) as seen at Middle Wallop in July 1990 (Photo by Andy Bird)




    HA-LFK departure in Hungary

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  • Savoia
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    SA341G F-BXPG (WA1073) Ć  GenĆØve en 1978 (Photo de Anton Heumann)




    SA341D XW870 (WA1146) as seen at Blackpool on 9th July 1984 (Photo by Philip Pain)

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  • Zishelix
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    N46ZZ

    SA341G N46ZZ c/n1035 at Enzheim Airport in February 15th, 2022 by Paul Schaller

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