AAC Helicopter Aerospatiale XX453 Gazelle Astazou Engine Exhaust Aviation Art

£499.99

Out of stock

Description

Army Air Corps Helicopter

Aerospatiale Gazelle

Up turned Exhaust

Great piece of Aviation Art to mount in your Hangar, office or Garage. Upcycle / Recycle / Reuse

Good used as flown condition. Shows signs of use with some scuffs, as per pictures. Burnt umber colour. Would polish up with a bit of elbow grease. Green tag marked as serviceable.

We cannot guarantee airworthiness.

Size: 57cm length x 24.54cm diam Approx. Weight 2.6Kg  – Volume  21kg

Background

The Aérospatiale Gazelle is a five-seat helicopter, commonly used for light transport, scouting and light attack duties. It is powered by a single turbine engine and was the first helicopter to feature a fenestron tail instead of a conventional tail rotor. It was designed by Sud Aviation, later Aérospatiale, and manufactured in France and the United Kingdom through a joint production agreement with Westland Aircraft.

Since being introduced to service in 1973, the Gazelle has been procured and operated by a number of export customers. It has also participated in numerous conflicts around the world, including by Syria during the 1982 Lebanon War, by Rwanda during the Rwandan Civil War in the 1990s, and by numerous participants on both sides of the 1991 Gulf War. In French service, the Gazelle has been supplemented as an attack helicopter by the larger Eurocopter Tiger, but remains in use primarily as a scout helicopter.

Our ref 17011951

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