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  • Newly Registered

    ZU-ROR, SA341B Gazelle AH1, c/n 1994; ex N685ZB, ZB685; registered 01-Mar-2021


    New Ownership

    N1433W, SA341F2, c/n 1433; to Kim Tschetter, Huron (South Dakota); 22-Mar-2021

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    • Zishelix
      Zishelix commented
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      Jos, many thanks for your valuable up-to-date contributions to this thread!

    • Helipixman
      Helipixman commented
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      Thanks Jos

      How do you manage to find out about the new South African registrations ? The official site still down ?

      Glad to see N1433W new owner is now also official, it had been noted a while ago as a potential change.

    • Rotorspot
      Rotorspot commented
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      I have my contacts (or spies, whatever you want to name them).



  • SA341G c/n 1003 N341FR NFI

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    • Savoia
      Savoia commented
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      Fantastico Zis! 👍



  • SA341B ZB691 (WA2006) as seen at SPTA on 29th March 2021 (Photo by Peter Reoch)




    3e RHC SA342M on board the ship 'Siroco' NFI




    Chinese Gazelles NFI




    SA341G(S) N123TY (cn.1264) as seen Stateside c.1970's

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    • Cancellations

      Cancelled from the Russian aircraft register, somewhere between 14-Jan-2021 and 25-Feb-2021:

      - RA-05703 SA341B Gazelle AH1, c/n 1524
      - RA-1314G SA341G, c/n ????

      Doe anyone know the fate of these aircraft?

      Cancelled from the Russian aircraft register, somewhere between 25-Feb-2021 and 30-Mar-2021:

      - RA-05710 SA341G, c/n 055; did become TL-WJU
      - RA-1347G SA341G, c/n 087

      Does anyone know the fate of the latter one?

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      • md600driver
        md600driver commented
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        Surely they must be 341H not 341G as those serial numbers are Yugo and they didn’t make any 341G

      • Savoia
        Savoia commented
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        Yes, 'H' models.

        087 has been up for sale on the GazMart for a while: http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...1284#post11284

      • Rotorspot
        Rotorspot commented
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        They definitely were 341H models while still in military service. But many of those ended up on civil registers with the type being mentioned as 341G models.



    • SA341C RA-05708 (WA1045) as seen in Abkhazia in March 2021




      The 342 'Phantom Gaz' as seen at Gostilitsy Airfield in St. Petersburg on 3rd April 2021




      SA341D G-TSTR ZB625 (WA1905) as seen at Thruxton on 1st April 2021 (Photo by Mark Harris)




      SA341B ZB691 (WA2006) as seen at SPTA on 2nd April 2021 (Photo by Mark Harris)




      A quartet of Serbian Air Force Gazelles depart from Batajnica Air Base in March 2021

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      • Wishing our members and visitors a very



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        • SA342M HA-HSG (cn.3615) as seen at Breighton on 1st April 2021 (Photo by Matt Hallam)




          SA341G RA-07822 (WA1073) as seen in Kaluga,
          western Russia on 4th March 2021





          SA341D G-ONNE (WA1089) as seen over Mutlow Hill
          in South Cambridgeshire on 30th March 2021





          SA341F2 N383GZ (cn.1383) start and depart from
          Whiteman Airport in Los Angeles on 22 January 2021

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          • SA341D G-TSTR ex-ZB625 (WA1905) as seen at Thruxton on 29th March 2021 (Photo by Chris Gilligan)




            SA341B's XW911 with XZ316 departing Shoreham Airfield in November 1997




            SA341H HA-LFN (cn.045) as seen in Hungry on 2nd September 2020 (Photo by Colin Penny)




            Gazelles at Bourne Park in January and March 2021

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            • Helipixman
              Helipixman commented
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              I thought the Gazelle Squadron had moved out of Bourne Park ?

            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              That would be interesting to know, keep us posted please! 👍



          • Just noted in an aviation monthly (Air Britain News)

            N342MR SA342M Gazelle (3956) arrived in Belgium from the USA in a container in 11.20 ?

            XZ290 taken out of storage at Fleetlands and was being serviced there in 1.21

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            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Grazie Elipix, much appreciated! 👍



          • SA341B ZB689 (WA689) as seen at Belfast Airport on 4th September 2006 (Photo by Maarten Peters)




            SA341C RA-05708 (WA1045) as seen in Abkhazia on 4th April 2021




            SA341F2 ZU-HHP (cn.1597) as seen at Nylstroom Airfield on 18th July 2015 (Photo by Garth Calitz)

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            • Niger Air Force SA342 MHE as seen at Aéroport de Marseille on 2nd April 2021 (Photo by Damien Fournier)




              SA341F2 F-MBDA (cn.1175) as seen at Liège-Bierset Airport in Belgium on 13th May 2007 (Photo by Ad Vercruijsse)




              SA341B ZA772 (WA1814) as seen at RAF Fairford on 13th July 2018 (Photo by Kevin Slade)




              SA341G) G-GAZI (cn.1136) as seen at Teuge Airport in the Netherlands on 12th April 2003 (Photo by Johan Hetebrij)

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              • SA341G N505HA (cn.1022) as seen at Breighton on 31st March 2007 (Photo by Richard Flagg)


                SA341C XX391 (WA1299) as seen at RNAS Portland on 24th July 1976 (Photo by Peter Foster)




                N341RD landing in Florida in March 2020


                Armée de Terre Gazelles at RAF Northolt in 2016

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                • SA341B ZA775 (WA1817) as seen near former RAF Ballykelly in Northern Ireland on 7th April 2021 (Photo by John Purvis)


                  BAGs at Farnborough in July 2006 (Photo by John Dixon)

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                  • SA341H 12712 (091) as seen in Vrsac, Serbia on 23rd September 2007 (Photo by Dimitrije Ostojic)




                    SA341F2 F-MBDK as seen at Bierset Airbase in Belgium in May 2007 (Photo by Paul Schaller)




                    SA341B XX450 (WA1449) as seen at RAF Chivenor NFI

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                    • Movie Gazelles

                      There is a Gazelle in new movie 'I am Legend II'


                      (see 1:18 & 1:31)

                      Is anyone able to help with the ID of this machine?

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                      • Savoia
                        Savoia commented
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                        A little difficult to tell from that clip, but it looked as if it could be a stretched Gaz and I am also wondering whether it is a CGI creation.

                      • Zishelix
                        Zishelix commented
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                        It makes sense, it's much cheaper to have CGI than real helicopter on the movie set

                      • xbdt
                        xbdt commented
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                        it looks like the streched from Excel Charter maybe?

                    • Question about F-GRVC

                      Apparently the ex-Serbian Gazelle c/n 1164 (Serbian serial 12607) became F-GRVC in 1996, as shown by various references. However, the DGAC online register has no record of either F-GRVC nor of a Gazelle with c/n 1164 (which by itself does not prove anything). Nor can I find any reported sightings of this Gazelle. Is there any confirmation that F-GRVC ever existed as such?

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                      • xbdt
                        xbdt commented
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                        I have this one here.

                      • Rotorspot
                        Rotorspot commented
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                        Great, thanks. Can you confirm that the registration F-GRVC was actually taken up? And any chance of a picture?

                      • Helipixman
                        Helipixman commented
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                        I have this as 12607 then being reserved in France as F-GRVC by a Mr S.F. Montceau in 1996. So assuming it was just a reservation and DGAC do not show anything for this it probably did not wear the marks.







                    • SA341C VH-OIW (WA1007) as seen at Rowland Flat Airfield in South Australia on 11th April 2021 (Photos by Michael Kira)


                      SA341B VH-OIX ex-XX409 (WA1351) as seen at Goolwa Airport in South Australia on 14th March 2021 (Photo by Mike Didsbury)




                      SA341C XW861 (WA1102) as seen at RAF Shawbury on 15th January 2014 (Photo by Alan Allen)




                      Army Lecture: Life as a Ground Crewman during the Cold War

                      The story of the British Army of the Rhine is inseparable from the forty-six-year long narrative of the Cold War. Generations of British service personnel served alongside our NATO allies, facing the massed forces of the Soviet Union, and the Warsaw Pact across the North German Plain. The prospect of the cold war turning hot was a grim one.


                      SA341B in Germany in the 1980's

                      Mike Peters was posted to BAOR in 1981, arriving at 664 Squadron AAC in Minden as an Air Trooper fresh from training at Middle Wallop. The Cold War was still very much real, but like so many of the young soldiers that made up the AAC regiments in Germany, he quickly found out that there was lighter side to defending democracy from Soviet aggression. Daily life was not all damp woods and crash outs in the night.

                      Watch this Lockdown Lecture for a fascinating insight into what life was like in the BAOR of the eighties and as a Ground Crewman in Germany.
                      https://www.armyflying.com/lockdown-...-the-cold-war/

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                      • Gazelle Squadron / Falcon Aviation Relocation

                        We have been advised that Bourne Park is now closed and is subject to a private development.

                        The Gazelle Squadron, so we understand, will move to Landmead Farm in East Hanney to where G-TSTR flew yesterday.

                        The Gaz Squad also has access to a smaller private site which we may be able to provide details of in the future.

                        Bruce Stuart and Paul Whitaker are directors of both the Gaz Squad and Falcon Aviation.




                        SA341D G-TSTR ex-ZB625 (WA1905) as seen overhead Westbury, Wiltshire on 13th April 2021 (Photo by Steven Clements)




                        SA342J N624EL (cn.1094) possibly at Issy NFI




                        ALAT Puma and Gazelle Viviane as seen in Kosovo in May 2005 (Photo by Jorg Schmidt)


                        SA342M F-MGBF as seen at Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne NFI (Photo by Guillaume Carre)

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                        • My latest acquisition of Gazelle parts.... one day maybe in 20 years time I might have enough to put together a static Gazelle (I wish)

                          It is an Intercom Station box and comes from XZ939 which is now with the Gazelle Squadron as G-CLGO




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                          • Savoia
                            Savoia commented
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                            Bravo Elipix!



                        • SA342L1 353 (cn.2196) as seen at Lakatamia Airport on 8th November 2009 (Photo by Savvas Petoussis)




                          SA341D G-TSTR ZB625 (WA1905) as seen at Landmead Farm on 13th April 2021 (Photo by Robin Trewinnard-Boyle)




                          To see the latest Gaz for sale, please visit the GazMart

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                          • Unidentified Combat Gazelle

                            Interesting photo of a Gazelle fitted with dual machine-guns, but sadly no further info.

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                            • Fabrice
                              Fabrice commented
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                              Zis, a true gem, very nice find as ever. This is SA 341F cn1255, used for many years by the GAM/STAT, the ALAT unit in charge of trials and experiments, to test many different weapons. Here it is fitted with the Aramis rotating turret. Note that it seems that the RH machine-gun pair looks where the observation sight does!

                            • Zishelix
                              Zishelix commented
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                              Thanks for clarification, Fabrice! Maybe you know why they didn't equip more Gazelles with such armament?

                            • Fabrice
                              Fabrice commented
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                              I have no clue, I believe it was just one amongst many other trials undertaken with the GAM STAT. The caliber looks fairly small (7,62?) and the pods are really cumbersome, the laterally mounted 20mm gun fitted from the early 80's was certainly much more a potent weapon.



                          • SA341G(S) G-BXJK (cn.1417) as seen at Weston-super-Mare in 1999




                            SA342J YU-HEV (cn.1393) as seen at St. Athan in South Walles on 15th April 2021 (Photo by Ian Grinter)




                            SA341C VH-OIW (WA1007) as seen at Rowland Flat Airfield in South Australia on 11th April 2021 (Photo by Mike Didsbury)

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                            • Anja with Serbian Air Force Gazelle in April 2021




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




                              SA341B XX438 (WA1406) as seen at Krosno Airport in Poland in September 1999


                              BAG departing Wallop earlier this week

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                              • Serbian Air Force Gazelle as seen in April 2013 NFI (Photo by Igor Salinger)




                                Anja in Serbia in April 2021




                                ALAT training day NFI




                                SA341B G-BZYD ex-XZ329 (WA1648) departing
                                Sandown Airport on the Isle of Wight on 18th April 2021

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                                • A Gulf War Morning!

                                  I was VERY fortunate to obtain some new Gulf War Gazelles, so here we have another Gulf war Gazelle Fiesta.

                                  Today, Part I

                                  XZ347





                                  ZA771





                                  Unknown



                                  Photos by Benno Knorr

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                                  • Zishelix
                                    Zishelix commented
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                                    I'm afraid I won't be of help in this case It looks like XX41? on the tail boom but I have no info of any such serialled UK Gazelle marked 'F' at the beginning of 1990's.

                                    Btw, nice finding Jakub!

                                  • Jakub Cikhart
                                    Jakub Cikhart commented
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                                    It looks like XX41x, so I have XX416 in my database as Gulf war Gazelle .... too bad the pic is not so sharp ...

                                  • Helipixman
                                    Helipixman commented
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                                    A wonderrful selection of Gulf War Gazelles Jakub - Thank you so much. I will check my records at the weekend and see what I have...



                                • Today, Part II of our Gulf War Gazelle Fiesta !!

                                  ZA771



                                  XX372



                                  Photos by Benno Knorr

                                  XZ347



                                  XZ343





                                  Photos by Ray Bedford

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                                  • Helipixman
                                    Helipixman commented
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                                    Yet another fantastic selection of Guf War Gazelles, you must have photo of all of them now ?

                                  • Jakub Cikhart
                                    Jakub Cikhart commented
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                                    Unfortunately, no. Still looking for some pics and also to tie some Letters to Serials The most updated page is here - https://www.dstorm.eu/pages/en/gb/gazelle.html

                                  • Helipixman
                                    Helipixman commented
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                                    Jakub, I will do some more checking of my Gazelle collection, I am sure there must be photos of the ones you need somewhere ? Lets hope we can find them !

                                    I have had many looks at dstorm.eu it is very impressive.



                                • Cypriot Air Force SA342L1 live fire NFI




                                  SA341B XX438 (WA1406) as seen at Krosno Airport in Poland in Sep 1999




                                  Panel F-MMAT NFI




                                  SA342L Gazelles from Rayak-based 8th Squadron NFI




                                  Chinese Army SA342L1 LH90304 NFI




                                  Serbian Air Force Gazelles

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                                  • SA341H YU-HEM (cn.092) as seen at Ečka Airport on 29th May 2004 (Photo by Miroslav Bozovic)




                                    SA341B ZA772 (WA1814) as seen at RAF Fairford on 14th July 2018 (Photo by Andy Vass)

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                                    • SA341G(S) G-MANN (cn.1295) as seen at Enniskillen St. Angelo Airport on 26th September 2008 (Photo by Wayne Fivey)




                                      SA341B XX438 (WA1406) as seen at Krosno Airport in Poland in September 1999




                                      SA342L 241 (cn.1854) NFI (Photo by Christopher Roche)





                                      Our congratulations to Avia member Anja who has just been promoted to Captain 'First Class' in the Serbian Air Force.

                                      Bravo Anja!

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                                      • SA341B XZ349 (WA1720) as seen at SPTA on 17th November 2009 (Photo by Neil Brant)


                                        SA341G XX444 as seen at Greenham Common in July 1981 (Photo by Andy Bird)

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