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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."

  • Helipixman
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    Bassingbourn 1978, I was there for the Harvard meet, Harvards came from all over Europe, must check to see if I photographed the Gazelle that day ?

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    SA342L HA-LFQ (cn.1854) as seen at RAF Waddington on 7th July 2014 (Photo by Benn George)




    SA341B XW847 (WA1011) as seen at RAF Bassingbourn on 28th May 1978




    SA341G N37UP (cn.1224) engine run and walkaround in Italy in May 2021
    (Video courtesy of Avia member Liberio)

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    SA341G N700SH (cn.1154) as seen at Lotenhulle in Belgium on 2nd May 2021 (Photo courtesy of Avia member Kurt)

    700SH seen here with with Heli-Dog 'Tessy'.




    SA341B XX38? near RAF Spadeadam in Cumbria on 27th October 2004

    The above photo depicts a student on a Forward Air Controller course consulting a map while calling in the coordinates of a potential target. Joint Forward Air Control Training and Standards Unit (JFACTSU, based at RAF Leeming) host four-week Forward Air Controllers courses to train individuals, who from a forward position on the ground or in the air, direct the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support of land forces. This involves talking a ground attack aircraft onto a target from a forward position on the battlefield.




    SA341D XZ937 (WA1746) as seen at RAF Finningley on 1st September 1984 (Photo by Ross Fearn)





    XZ322 is currently for sale. This airframe will be auctioned on 26th May 2021. Opening bids at ยฃ5,000.

    For further details visit the GazMart

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  • Savoia
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    Toho Air Service SA341G JA9164 (cn.1022) as seen at Tokyo Heliport on 1st May 1988




    SA341H 12671 (cn.054) NFI




    SA341H 12712 (cn.091) NFI

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    SA342M 4067 F-MMAV as seen at Avord Air Base in France in May 1996 (Photo by Paul Schaller)




    Royal Navy Sharks 1975 team members

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  • Savoia
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    Grazie mille Fabrizio! ๐Ÿ‘ I thought it was a 'B' model but wanted to be sure. I am wondering which type of navigation system they were testing.

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    Gazelle Accident (N2356) in Alaska in 1975

    I came across this photo of Gazelle accident:



    โ€ฆ which I believe was this one

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  • Fabrice
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    This Puma (SA 330B cn 1024) was originally in service with the ALAT, and was subsequently transfered to the Centre d'Essais en Vol (flight tests centre), in 1978. It has been used for various tests, including a navigation system in the early 80's, when this photograph (nice one, btw!) was taken.

  • Savoia
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    SA341C G-IBNH (WA1033) NFI




    SA341D G-CBSI (WA1736) ex-XZ934 as seen at RAF Odiham on 28th August 2018


    Per Fabrizio

    Have you seen this Puma photo, and if so can you provide any info about it including which model 330 it is?

    Grazie

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  • Zishelix
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    Excellent finding, much appreciated!

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    ZB686 cabin as a trailer exhibit in the Helicopter Museum at Weston Super Mare October 2020 (Photo: Mick Bajcar)



    And a brief service history of the WA341B c/n 1995

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  • Savoia
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    Bravo Jos, nice work! ๐Ÿ‘

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    Egyptian Gazelle Identified


    At 2:58 the serial (3364) and the c/n (1696) are visible.

    To view frame by frame, select pause, then use the full stop key [ . ] to go forward, or the comma key [ , ] to go backward.

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  • Savoia
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    SA341B ZB671 (WA1958) as seen at Middle Wallop on 5th May 2021 (Photo by Ben Wyatt)




    SA341B XX445 (WA1435) as seen at Detmold in Germany on 15th March 1981




    SA341H HA-PPY (cn.021) as seen at Redhill in 1999

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  • Savoia
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    Lovely to see this classic shot of WIEP Zis! ๐Ÿ‘

  • Savoia
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    Imagine giving an aircraft a man's name! ๐Ÿ˜„

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    SA341C G-ZZLE 'Gordon'



    http://gazellesquadron.co.uk/fleet/x...lle-ht2-gordon

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    F-WIEP c/n 1001 at Hannover-Langenhagen in April 29th, 1972 (photo: Ad Vercruijse)

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  • Savoia
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    SA342L1 355 as seen at Paphos Air Base in February 2019 (Photo by Menso van Westrhenen)




    SA341C G-CTFS (WA1081) as seen at Landmead Farm, near Garford on 20th April 2021 (Photo by Grant Robinson)


    SA341D G-CBSK (WA1914) ex-ZB627 as seen at Landmead Farm, near Garford on 20th April 2021 (Photo by Grant Robinson)

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  • Savoia
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    SA341G N1831A (cn.1200) NFI




    SA341H 12824 as seen at Ljubljana Airport, Slovenia in 1989 (Photo by Urs Baettig)




    SA341C XW861 (WA1102) as seen at Redhill NFI (Photo by Alan Allen)




    Check out the latest Gazelle for sale .. on the GazMart

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  • Savoia
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    ALAT SA342MV with Aeronautica Militare Agusta-Bell 212 attending Tiger Meet 2017 at Landivisiau, Bretagne (Brittany)






    Niger Air Force SA342M 5U-MHE (cn.3477) as seen at Marseille Provence in March/April 2021 (Photos by Damien Fournier)




    SA341B XX383 (WA1273) as seen at Ballykelly in Northern Ireland on 24th April 1979

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    SA341G(S) G-MANN (cn.1295) as seen at Middle Wallop on 15th May 1994 (Photo by Neil Brant)




    SA341D XZ937 (WA1746) NFI

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    Niger Air Force SA342M 5U-MHE (cn.3477) as seen at Marseille Marignane on 31st March 2021




    SA341B ZB691 (WA2006) as seen at SPTA on 20th April 2021




    Check out the latest Gazelle for sale on the GazMart

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  • Savoia
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    Nice one Zis! ๐Ÿ‘

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    Some photos and a drawing of SA341G c/n 1032 N341AH, wearing a classic USA Gaz livery at the time.





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  • Savoia
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    Iraqi Air Force Gazelles


    SA342L YI-297 as seen at Taji Air Base, Iraq in January 2011




    SA341F2 N544GZ (cn.1544) NFI


    SA342M N342MR (cn.3956) NFI


    SA342M N342GZ (cn.4055) NFI

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  • Savoia
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    SA341D XW862 (WA1104) as seen at RAF Valley on 13th August 1977 (Photo by Ed Walton)




    SA341B ZA736 (WA1805) as seen at SPTA on 20th June 2016 (Photo by Mark Russell)




    SA341H SG YU-HEH (cn.011) as seen at Newcastle Woolsington Airport on 28th June 1999 (Photo by Derek Heley)

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    SA342M F-MGBY as seen at Base Aรฉronavale de Landivisiau, Saint-Servais in June 2017




    SA342M HA-HSG (cn.3615) as seen at Breighton on 24th April 2021 (Photo by Rob Stock)




    SA341B as seen at Medicine Hat Airport in Alberta, Canada in April 2021




    SA341H 12806 during a live fire exercise in Serbia in April 2021 (Photo by Marko Milinkovic)




    SA342J(S) YU-HPZ (cn.1473) engine run in Serbia in April 2021

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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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