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GAZL
Name SA-341 Gazelle
Manufacturer AEROSPATIALE
Wing Rotary
WTC Light
Type code H1T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Single
Mass group UNK


Manufacturered as:

ABHCO Gazelle
ABHCO SA-342 Gazelle
AEROSPATIALE Gazelle
AEROSPATIALE SA-341 Gazelle
AEROSPATIALE SA-342 Gazelle
EUROCOPTER Gazelle
EUROCOPTER SA-342 Gazelle
SOKO Partizan
SOKO SA-341 Partizan
SOKO SA-342 Partizan
SOKO HO-42 Partizan
SOKO HN-45 Partizan
SOKO HN-42 Partizan
SOKO H-45 Partizan
SUD SA-341 Gazelle
SUD SA-342 Gazelle
SUD Gazelle
WESTLAND Gazelle


AEROSPATIALE SA-341 Gazelle

AEROSPATIALE SA-341 Gazelle

Description

The Aérospatiale Gazelle is a French-designed helicopter, created by the company Sud Aviation, which later became Aérospatiale. Though the general layout resembles that of the Alouette series, the Gazelle featured several important innovations. This was the first helicopter to carry a fenestron or fantail, which allows considerable noise reduction. Also, the rotor blades were made of composite materials, a feature now widely used in modern helicopters.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.5 m34.449 ft
Length 11.97 m39.272 ft
Height 3.15 m10.335 ft
Powerplant 1 x Turboméca Astazou IIIA turboshaft, 440 kW (590 hp)
Engine model


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving GAZL

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