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Westland Gazelle AH.1 XZ321D Diecast Model Helicopter by Aviation 72

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Westland Gazelle AH.1 XZ321D (Desert Storm Operation Granby) (1:72 scale by Aviation 72 AV7224005)
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Price£36.99 (Standard UK delivery from £2.50)
Made By Aviation 72
Stock Code AV7224005
Stock Level 2 In Stock
Scale 1:72
Size 14cm long (5.5 inches)
Working Features rotors, tail rotor
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This Westland Gazelle AH.1 XZ321D Diecast Model Helicopter features working rotors, tail rotor.

It is made by Aviation 72 and is 1:72 scale (approx. 14cm / 5.5in long).


The Aérospatiale Gazelle originated in a French Army requirement for a lightweight utility helicopter. The design quickly attracted British interest, leading to a development and production share out agreement with British company Westland Helicopters.
This was the first helicopter to carry a Fenestron or fantail, which allows considerable noise reduction. Also, the rotor blades were made of composite materials, a feature now widely used in modern helicopters.
The Gazelle was used in combat in the Falkland Islands, Kuwait, Iraq and Kosovo and with 8 Flight Army Air Corps in support of 22 Special Air Service Regiment. It was also used for air patrols in Northern Ireland. British Gazelles were only armed when used in the Falklands, where they were fitted with machine guns and rocket pods, but these were not used. Three Gazelles were lost in action in 1982, two due to ground fire and one shotdown by a Pucara. British Gazelles performed as scouts for other attack platforms in 1991 Gulf War.