Heller 1/50 Sa 342 Gazelle


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Jointly developed by France and the United Kingdom in the 1960s, the Gazelle light multi-purpose helicopter made its maiden flight in 1967. It was first mass-produced at the start of the 1970s by Aerospatiale (France) in collaboration with Westland Helicopters (United Kingdom) and was available in two main versions, the SA 341 and the SA 342. Most of its production was intended for military use. The SA 341 F, produced for the French Army, was the first model to be equipped with HOT wire-guided missiles. The last military versions manufactured were the Astazou XIV turboshaft engine-driven SA 342 L1 and the SA 342 M, produced on behalf of French Army Light Aviation. The HT 2 (SA 341 C) was produced for the Royal Navy, while the HT 3 and 4 (SA 341 D and E) was produced for the RAF. Aircraft production ceased in 1996.


  • Rotor diameter: 10.50 m

  • Length: 9.533 m

  • Height: 3.192 m

  • Weight (empty): SA 341: 1160 kg SA 342: 1200 kg

  • Maximum weight: 1900 kg

  • Crew: 2

  • Engine System

  • Engine: SA 341: 641 HP Turbomeca Astazou III C2 SA 342: 858 CV Turbomeca Astazou XIV M

  • Cruising speed SA 341: 220 km/hr SA 342: 230 km/hr

  • Maximum speed: 310 km/hr

  • Service ceiling: 6000 m

  • Ferry range: 670 km

  • Armament:

  • 2 x 2 HOT wire-guided anti-tank missiles

  • Number of pieces 57
    Model length 19
    Model width 21
    Box width 36
    Box height 18
    Depth box 4
    contents - 1 model
    Scale 1/50
    Difficulty Intermediate

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