Aerospatiale gazelle

SA341B Gazelle AH.1

1972








Model

Westland built version for the British Army and Royal Marines. 212 built. Featured the Astazou IIIN engine, a nightsun searchlight and Decca Doppler Radar. Entered service on July 1974


Model News


Gazelle 40 years training British military pilots, 15-Jul-14 : Farnborough, UK – The important role of Airbus Helicopters in the ab-initio training of British military rotorcraft pilots is being marked by Airbus Helicopters during this week’s Farnborough Airshow.


Specifications


Engine: 2 x Safran (Turbomeca) Astazou IIIN 590shp
Capacity: 2 + 3
Length: (m) 9.53
Height: (m) 3.18
Blades: 3
Rotor diam.: (m)
Disc area: (m2)
Weight: (kgs)
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 233     Max: 265
Range: (km) 670
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)
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List of Operators of Aerospatiale SA341B Gazelle AH.1


From Organisation with model SA341B Gazelle AH.1
1973
united kingdom Army Air Corps
    212 1973/   
united kingdom Royal Marines
    11 1973/05
2003
united kingdom Falcon Aviation Ltd
    gazelle 2003/   
Construction Numbers on database of SA341B Gazelle AH.1

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1002 1972 UK XW842 : AAC AH.1; 663 Sqn w/o 06aug79
1004 1972 UK XW843 : AAC AH.1; 2 flight w/o 25feb90
1005 1972 UK XW844 : AAC AH.1
AAC AH.1 noted in store at RNAY Wroughton 21oct78
UK XW844 : Vector Aerospace Trg Fleetlands, Gosport Hants by Jan12+
1009 1973 UK XW846 : AAC AH.1
Jan15 665Sqn. at Aldergrove
1011 1973 UK XW847 : AAC AH.1
1013 1974 UK XW848 : AAC; 24+25jul99 671Sqn./D Blue Eagles Fairford air show
nov06 671Sqn./D
AAC AH.1; Witham Specialist Vehicles, Colsterworth
1016 1973 UK XW849 : AAC AH.1
UK XW849 : 3CBAS /V noted visiting Lympstone on 1 Nov 1982
Royal Marines Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 05jun94 3+
847 NAS / (C)G at Culdrose on 15 Jul 1999
2000 847Sqn./G
XW849 : Aug15 being rebuilt to flying status for the Gazelle Sq+
1019 1973 UK XW850 : AAC AH.1
1021 1973 UK XW851 : AAC noted in storage at RNAY Wroughton 21oct78
AAC AH.1; VTOL Tri Services, Durham
UK XW851 : Royal Marines Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 2000 847S+
UK G-CIEY : Gazelle Flying Group from Apr14
1119 1973 UK XW865 : AAC AH.1
29 (BATUS) Flt /5D, noted at Calgary Intl on 5 Jul 2009
29 (BATUS) Flt /5C, noted at Calgary Intl on 24 Jul 200+
1139 1973 UK XW869 : AAC AH.1; asg Advanced Rotary Wing Flight (ARWF); w/o 1+
1152 1973 UK XW885 : AAC AH.1; to G-BZYJ,G-ZZEL
UK G-ZZEL : ex XW885
1159 1974 UK XW888 : AAC AH.1; Arborfield as TAD017
1160 1974 UK XW889 : AAC AH.1; Arborfield
at DCAE Arborfield by Sep 2005 still Jul 2009
Oct11 instr a/c at SEAE Arborfield TAD.018
1165 1974 UK XW892 : 1975 One of the original Gazelles operated by 660Sqn AA+
1985 663 Sqn
to 9292M; 2010 to G-CGJX
UK G-CGJX : ex XW892
1167 1974 UK XW893 : AAC AH.1; scr 2010
1177 1974 UK XW896 : AAC; 1975 661Sqn.
AAC AH.1; 29Flt w/o 11jun82 at Suffield training area, +
1178 1974 UK XW897 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1994 670Sqn./Z; 199+
Jun12 at No 1 sott DCAE Cosford
1184 1976 UK XX440 : 08sep80 pictured at Gutersloh, Germany during Reforger +
AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1982 12Flt
Apr83 12Flt
UK G-CHBJ : MW Helicopters 09jan12, ex XX440
1192 UK XW899 : 1975 660Sqdn AAC Soest, Germany
1991 662Sqn /K desert c/s; 2007 6Flt /Z
Jun12 at DCAE Cosford
1195 UK XW900 : 1975 660Sqdn AAC at Soest, Germany
AAC AH.1; w/o 25may76 at Soest, Germany during NVG tri+
1196 UK XW901 : AAC AH.1; w/o 13feb75
1208 1984 UK XW903 : AAC AH.1; 25jul91 pictured as 670Sqn /E at RAF Odiham;+
UK G-BZYC : Aerocars Ltd Jun01-Apr03
US N341AH : Houston, TX Nov08-Jun10
RP RP-C77 : Phillipines
UK XW903 : Noted at Leuchars with 3(TA)Flt
1209 UK XW904 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland
Sep76 suffered engine failure (self pilot) with 3 passe+
2000 658Sqn /D
1212 UK XW905 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 2FTS/P; 1970s pic+
1978 2Flt.
; w/o 24feb82 near Voss, Norway during rescue of crash+
As a member of the crew of XW 905 I can assure you it w+
1217 UK XW908 : AAC AH.1, built by Westland
1995 asg 670Sqn Blue Eagles at Middle wallop; 2007 str+
Jul05 666Sqn./A
1221 1976 UK XX442 : AAC AH.1
Jan13 stored
1227 UK XW909 : AAC AH.1 built by Westland
Feb04 asg 672Sqn. AAC Disforth
2008 for spares at Shawbury (EGOS)
1230 1974 UK XW911 : AAC AH.1, built by Westland, 2001 to civ N911XW
26May88 pictured as /I (India) of the British Army ARW+
16sep95 670Sqn./I visit Antwerp
US N911XW : from Sep02; w/o 08nov02 crash in water in dark night at+
1231 UK XW912 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
UK XW912 : 1980 3CBAS /L
UK XW912 : instructional airframe at SEAE ( School of Electrical a+
Oct11 instr a/c at SEAE Arborfield TAD.019
1233 UK XW913 : AAC AH.1
1235 1976 UK XX443 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1992 /T 663Sqn.
Noted at AAC Hildesheim 17jun80
At HMS Sultan DCAE by Sep11 as /Y
1236 1974 UK XX370 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland, 2005 to G-CDNL
UK G-CDNL : Falcon Aviation Ltd Sep05-Jul06, ex XX370
UA UR-ALGL : 2006 Exported to the Ukraine
1237 UK XX371 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1986 12Flt; 1991 12+
1240 1974 UK XX372 : AAC AH.1
AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1978 2Flt.; 1991 65+
09jan16 pod noted at Bourne Park, Hurstbourne Tarrant, +
1241 1974 UK XX373 : AAC AH.1; 663 Sqn w/o 15sep82
1248 1976 UK XX444 : AAC AH.1; preserved Wattisham
27jun81 pictured as /K at Greenham Common. Danish Navy +
1253 1974 UK XX375 : AAC AH.1; 2009 preserved MuTATE London
The first Gazelle to join AAC during the winter exercis+
1254 1974 UK XX376 : Royal Marines; jan78 3CBAS./K
3CBAS M Flt/K, embarked RFA Sir Percivale at Marchwood,+
RM 3CBAS w/o 29sep83
crashed and w/o at Hagen as 3CBAS/D, shortly after take+
1257 1974 UK XX377 : Royal Marines; jan78 3CBAS./L
UK XX377 : AAC AH.1; 656Sqn w/o 06jun82 Falklands/Malvinas, shot d+
1258 1974 UK XX378 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland; 1978 2Flt.
visited Okehampton Camp on 25 Jul 1979
1982 damaged in Voss, Norway ( Gazelle XW905 ), repa+
2008 /Q 671Sqn
Jan13 stored
1261 1974 UK XX379 : AAC AH.1
2 Flt, visited Long Room 5 Oct 1977
Jan13 stored./Y
1268 1974 UK XX380 : Royal Marines Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
jan78 with 3CBAS./M at Valkenburg, Netherlands
3CBAS M Flt/M, embarked RFA Sir Percivale at Marchwood,+
2000 847Sqn./A
12apr02 Pictured at Camp Justice, Kadhimiya (northeast +
2009 preserved Wattisham
1269 1974 UK XX381 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
UK XX381 : 1980 3CBAS /F
UK XX381 : 1998 662Sqn.
XX381 : Feb12 displayed within grounds Wellbeck Defence Sixth F+
Dec17 still at Welbeck College just visible from main e+
1273 1974 UK XX383 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland. In 2000 /D 666Sqn.
UK XX383 : 1980 3CBAS /C
1276 1974 UK XX384 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1991 12Flt
AAC AH.1; 2005 wfu
? : Apr17 in an aviation museum in the USA recently reviewe+
1279 1975 UK XX408 : AAC AH.1; to Eurocopter France
1283 1975 UK XX385 : AAC AH.1
Noted at AAC Hildesheim 17jun80
AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1998 4Regt.
1284 UK XX386 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1984 12Flt; 1987 12+
Noted at AAC Hildesheim
14mar07 12Flt.
1287 UK XX387 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
Noted at AAC Hildesheim
w/o 15dec92, to instr airframe TAD.014
1288 UK XX388 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1291 UK XX389 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland. ; in 1994 651Sqn.
1298 1975 UK XX390 : Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 3CBAS /A; w/o 10jun80
1302 1975 UK XX392 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
UK XX392 : 1980 3CBAS /B
UK XX392 : 3 (V) Flt by Sep 2000 still Sep 2002, at Leuchars Air S+
Displayed Gate Guard Middle Wallop by Feb 12
1303 UK XX393 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
Sep79 flew this as 6 Flight AAC at Netheravon
Noted at AAC Hildesheim 17jun80
1306 UK XX394 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
noted in storage at RNAY Wroughton 21oct78
1309 1975 UK XX413 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
UK XX413 : Royal Marines; 1978 3CBAS./CZ
1980 3CBAS /Z with M (for Montfortabeek) Flt based at R+
3CBAS M Flt/Z, embarked RFA Sir Percivale at Marchwood,+
1313 1975 UK XX395 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1991 662Sqn /J; 199+
1318 1975 UK XX398 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland.; 10may86 661Sqn.
AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1990 7Flt.
1321 UK XX399 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
noted in storage at RNAY Wroughton 21oct78
UK XX399 : Royal Marines; 2000 847Sqn /D
UK XX399 : AAC; Jan13 stored./B
09jan16 pod noted at Bourne Park, Hurstbourne Tarrant, +
1324 UK XX418 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
Pod only by Feb10
09jan16 pod at Bourne Park, Hurstbourne Tarrant
1328 1975 UK XX400 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1dec82 w/o
noted in storage at RNAY Wroughton 21oct78
UK XX400 : 3 CBAS by 1981
UK XX400 : 655 Sq by Nov 1982, w/o 1 Dec 1982 when hit power cable+
1329 1975 UK XX401 : Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 3CBAS /F; w/o 15sep80
1332 1975 UK XX402 : Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 3CBAS /G; w/o 21may82 F+
noted in storage at RNAY Wroughton 21oct78
3CBAS C Flt/G, embarked RFA Sir Galahad in Devonport, o+
3CBAS C Flt/G shot down by small arms fire 21 May 1982
1333 1975 UK XX403 : Sep79 flew this as 6 Flight AAC at Netheravon
AAC Gazelle AH.1 noted in storage at RNAY Wroughton 21+
AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1996 670Sqn./U
Nov06 as 671Sqn./U
01aug07 pictured as 671Sq /U at RNAS Culdrose Air Day 2+
from January 2009 stored Shawbury
Jan13 stored
1336 UK XX404 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 17feb78 w/o
1343 UK XX405 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1347 UK XX407 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 20jul93 w/o
Noted in service at AAC Hildesheim
1351 1975 UK XX409 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
ex-Belize; 656 Sq by Feb 1977 ditched at night in Tolo +
Feb04 asg 672Sqn. AAC Disforth
Shawbury store by Sep 2008
1359 1975 UK XX411 : Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; Royal Marines; 1978 3C+
1980 3CBAS /X with M Flt based with 45 CdoRM at Arbroat+
3CBAS/X, embarked RFA Sir Galahad in Devonport, on 5 Ap+
w/o 21may82 Falklands/Malvinas; 2007 restored and pres+
1362 1975 UK XX412 : Royal Marines Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
early 1980s pictured
1980 3CBAS /Y with M Flt based at RM Condor Arbroath
3CBAS/Y, embarked RFA Sir Galahad in Devonport, on 5 Ap+
2000 847Sqn /B; 2003 847Sqn /B
Jun12 at DCAE Cosford
1366 1975 UK XX414 : AAC Gazelle AH.l1 built by Westland. ; in 1992 /M 663Sq+
Feb 2010: xx414 is in sevenoaks
Noted at AAC Hildesheim 17jun80
Feb17 in biggin hill
1370 UK XX416 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1371 UK XX417 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1381 UK XX419 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1385 1975 UK XX432 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
UK G-CDNO : Falcon Aviation Ltd Sep05-Sep12
UK G-CDNO : from Sep12
Attended 50th anniversary fly-in at Middle Wallop
1386 UK XX433 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
09jan16 pod noted in external store at Bourne Park, Hur+
1389 UK XX434 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; w/o 01dec80
17oct77 I first flew this aircraft at Omagh with 3 Flig+
suffered damage to the shell when a pax left a rear sea+
1401 1975 UK XX435 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1986 663Sqn; 2000 6+
12jun76 I collect this brand new from RAF Wroughton and+
1405 UK XX437 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; apr83 12Flt
1987 653Sqn./Y
30nov91 653Sqn. visit Antwerp
1998 651Sqn.
1406 UK XX438 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1409 UK XX439 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; apr83 12Flt
1435 UK XX445 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1998 658Sqn./T; 200+
Jul05 658Sqn./T
1439 UK XX447 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
16jul06 pictured as /4 with Blue Eagles at RAF Fairford
Jan13 stored
Noted at AAC Hildesheim 17jun80
1440 UK XX448 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1991 669Sqn /A
Feb04 asg 672Sqn. AAC Disforth
16jul06 pictured with Blue Eagles at RAF Fairford. Noti+
1443 UK XX449 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland; 2007 654Sqn.
UK XX449 : 15jul10 QinetiQ at Boscombe Down
UK XX449 : June 2011 with QinetiQ at MOD Boscombe Down as a hack a+
1449 1976 UK XX450 : Royal Marines Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1993 /D +
1453 UK XX452 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 24aug82 w/o
1454 1976 UK XX453 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland; 1999 652Sqn.; 2007 6+
1457 1976 UK XX454 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1987 669Sqn.
Oct11 instr a/c at SEAE Arborfield TAD.023
1464 UK XX455 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1465 1976 UK XX456 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1987 669Sqn.; 1993 +
3 (V) Flt by Sep 2001, still Sep 2004, at Leuchars Air +
1468 UK XX457 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
XX457 : Mar12 on display as /Z at East Midlands Aeropark
1469 UK XX458 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1sep79 w/o
1472 UK XX459 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 25may79 w/o
1484 UK XX460 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1485 UK XX461 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
1488 UK XX462 : AAC; Jul05 658Sqn./W
AAC AH.1; 05aug06 pictured as /W 7 Regt in National Hel+
1489 UK XZ290 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
Jan15 665Sqn. at Aldergrove
1492 UK XZ291 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1991 12Flt; 2000 12+


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