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Sud-Aviation Gazelle
Sud-Aviation Gazelle. A photo. Characteristics. History.

Sud-Aviation Gazelle


Sud-Aviation Gazelle - French multi-purpose helicopter. Armed with British armies in France and some other countries. It was used as a military vehicle and anti-tank helicopters in many conflicts. The huge popularity among the civilian variants "Gazelle".

The helicopter has a characteristic fenestron in the tail boom.


Sud-Aviation Gazelle photo.

Sud-Aviation Gazelle photo.

220 copies built under license in Yugoslavia.


Participation in Conflict:

  • The Iran-Iraq War

  • Lebanon war

  • Yugoslav war

  • Falklands war

  • Tuareg uprising (2012)


Helicopter Gazelle played the role of the special police helicopter "Blue Thunder" in the eponymous blockbuster 1983.


Sud-Aviation Gazelle photo

Sud-Aviation Gazelle photo.


Features helicopter Sud-Aviation Gazelle:


  • Crew: 2

  • Length: 11,97m

  • Fuselage length: 9,53m

  • The diameter of the rotor: 10,5m

  • The diameter of the tail rotor: 0,695m

  • Height: 3,18m

  • Swept area of ​​the rotor: 86,59kv.m

  • Swept the tail rotor area: 0,38kv.m

  • Empty weight: 920kg

  • The highest take-off weight: 1800kg

  • The capacity of the internal tank: 445l

  • Engines: Turbomeca "astasia» IIIA (1 × 440kVt)

  • Maximum speed: 310km / h

  • The speed at FL: 263km / h

  • Range of flight: 754km

  • Ceiling: 5000m

  • Static ceiling:

  • taking into account the impact of land- 2850m

  • excluding the impact of land- 2000m

  • Rate of climb at ground level: 540m / min


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