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Gazelle Multi-Role Helicopter

Role

Utility / attack helicopter

Country

France

Crew

Five (one pilot and four passengers)

Maiden flight

7 April 1967

Length

9.53m

Main Rotor Diameter

10.5m

Tail Rotor Diameter

0.7m

Height

3.18m

Disc Area

87m²

Empty Weight

998kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

1,800kg

Type

Turboméca Astazou IIIA turboshaft

Number of Engines

One

Capacity

440kW

Maximum Speed

310km/h

Cruise Speed

264km/h

Range

500 miles

Service Ceiling

20,000ft

Rate of Climb

12.2m/s

Endurance

3.5hrs

Fuel

Internal (445l), internal auxiliary tank (90l) and additional auxiliary tank (200l)

Armaments

SA 341F has a GIAT M.621 20mm cannon; SA 341H can carry 4 × AT-3 ATGMs and 2 × SA-7 or 128mm or 57mm rockets and has a 7.62mm machine gun in cabin

Manufacturer

Aerospatiale, WestLand

Operators

French Army, British Army, Serbian Air Force, Egyptian Air Force and Lebanese Air Force
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