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Westland Gazelle AH.1 Military Helicopter

The Westland Gazelle was produced as part of an Anglo-French venture between Westland and Aerospatiale in 1968, it remains to this day one of the fastest helicopters ever built.

The Gazelle is in service with the RAF in the observation and reconnaissance role to direct Artillery fire, Airborne Forward Air Controller of ground-attack aircraft, casualty evacuation, liaison, command and control and a communications relay platform.

Westland Gazelle Military Helicopter


The British Army utilised the Gazelle in it's amphibious landings in the Falkland Islands war and more recently in the deserts of Kuwait and Iraq.

Westland Gazelle Optional Armament:

  • Twin 7.62mm machine guns

Westland Gazelle Specifications:


British Army Westland
Gazelle AH.1

This Westland Gazelle AH.1 photo has been digitally re-mastered from a MOD picture, it therefore contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0

British Army Westland Gazelle AH.1
  • Crew: 2+3 passengers
  • Length: 9.53m
  • Height: 3.18m
  • Rotor Diameter: 10.5m
  • Maximum Speed: 265 kph
  • Cruising Speed: 233 kph
  • Range: 670km
  • Engine: 592 shp Rolls-Royce Astazou 111N2
  • Maximum Weight: 1,800 kg
  • Combat Radius 100 Km with 2 hour loiter

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