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Gazelle XX444
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The Gazelle was first produced in 1968 under an Anglo-French agreement between Westlands and Aerospatiale.
The Gazelle, fondly referred to as the "whistling chicken leg", has proved an incredibly reliable observation and reconnaissance helicopter for many years.
Although, having only one engine, it is not as powerful as many others, but its lightweight chassis offsets any deficit it might have. Advantages include its small agile nature, and its unparalleled visibility from the cockpit.
In service date
Maximum all up weight
Engines 1 x Turbomeca Astazou III N2 592 shp
 1 or 2 + 3 passengers
Main rotor diameter
Height 3.2m
Maximum speed
 168 knots
 250 NM
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