Aérospatiale / Westland Gazelle

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The Aérospatiale Gazelle (company designations SA 340, SA 341 and SA 342) is a French five-seat helicopter, commonly used for light transport, scouting and light attack duties. It is powered by a single Turbomeca Astazou 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. Further manufacturing under license was performed by SOKO in Yugoslavia and the Arab British Helicopter Company (ABHCO) in Egypt.

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.


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Small update to introduce Limited HDR compatibility.

HDR instrument lighting available. See in sim help for use ( experimental ).


Compositor lighting.

Slight changes to the fuselage shader effects.

FDM tweaked and stick + pedal responses and hover positions now based on test data.

New generation AP + custom AP GUI. Note – only use between 60-130kts. Speed is manually controlled.

Landing light can now be pitched up/down using the q + z keys.

Changes to cockpit textures on both versions – The Westland has canvas seats and the instrument binical is more worn looking. The French one retains the leather seats and has more newer less worn instrument binical. Both have soundproofing on the rear cabin bulkhead.


Aerospatiale Gazelle - Replaced the old style terrain map with the new canvas based moving map.

2 new liveries.

Westland Gazelle - FLIR available through the optical sight, but only when the Military package is fitted to the chopper.

Changes to both versions:-

Minor FDM tweak.

Main instruments now have clear blue illumination.

All primary flight instruments and CWP warnings are now fully transmitted over MP to your Multiplayer crew/passenger.

All liveries now have livery specific levels of fuselage reflection. ( ALS required to be ON in your rendering options ).

All external lights are now set to default OFF position.

Rotor wash on Grass added ( Requires ALS + Grass Overlay option to be active ).

Gazelle V1.02 released. !!

ALS Glass effects for Rain effects and better Glass reflection shader applied.

Fuselage reflection applied for the French Version.

Internal Rain sound FX

Primary Instruments should now display properly to your Multiplayer Passengers.

1 New Livery - for the French version. - The Nights Watch.


Better rotor blur animation.

Better Rotor dust effect which also works properly over MP


Extensive FDM rework to provide a more realistic Gazelle flight performance.

Cockpit textures reworked.

Both versions have realistic flight instruments. Westland version is based on the British Armed forces version.

Light switches now located on the Main panel. landing light switch is located on the Collective.

Collective, Cyclic, Pedals, Rotor brake and Engine power lever all animated.

Manual start / shut down possible ( see help file ).

Both support Multiplayer passenger modes so you can take your friends for a flight.

All cabin doors are animated ( Click to open / close )

Updated sound pack.

Configuration options. Westland has the Military kit option, the Aérospatiale has Onions ( try the onions ! )

17 Liveries available between both versions

Browser based Help file available in the "Gazelle" menu option in sim.


Bug fix to remove BO105 dependency


This is a completely re worked version of the Gazelle. If you have an older version, please delete it or remove it from Flight Gear before installing this one.

All new FDM

Advanced lighting kit, controllable from the Helicopters lighting panel.

Multiplayer sound.

Rembrandt ready

New camera views

Works with auto pilot + Route Manage. Care must be taken to balance your power/speed for this to work.