GAZL

AEROSPATIALE SA-341 Gazelle

Aircraft
Name
SA-341 Gazelle
Manufacturer
Wing
Rotary
WTC
L
Type Code
H1T
Engine
Turboshaft
Engine Count
Single
Manufacturered as
WESTLAND Gazelle
SUD Gazelle
SUD SA-341 Gazelle
SUD 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
EUROCOPTER Gazelle
EUROCOPTER SA-342 Gazelle
AEROSPATIALE Gazelle
AEROSPATIALE SA-341 Gazelle
AEROSPATIALE SA-342 Gazelle
ABHCO Gazelle
ABHCO SA-342 Gazelle

GAZL

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 (metric)
10.50 m
Length (metric)
11.97 m
Height (metric)
3.15 m
Powerplant

1 x Turboméca Astazou IIIA turboshaft, 440 kW (590 hp)

Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
n/a
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
129 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
165
Range
360 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
n/a

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