Two Sud Aviation helicopter projets -1965-

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http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1965/1965%20-%201945.html
 
The HLO is the forerunner of the Gazelle, I think. The SA.340 prototype
still had a conventional tail rotor.
 
In regards to the proposed attack version of the Puma, if they kept the passenger compartment they would've truly ended up with the Western version of the Mi-24!
 

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Hmmm, sounds odd but looking at the proposed armed aerial support SA330 derivative looks exactly like the MI-24 Hind which flew around that time?

SLightly digressing to the realms of Hollywood - the Rambo II and III movies whereby the producers used a Petroleum Helicopters Inc. SA330 and modified with ESSS pylons to look like a Hind ......

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Hi all

Sa 340 without "fenestron"
Sa 341 with T tail
 

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I wonder if the swiveling tail rotor of the proposed SA.330 gunship version had anything to do with Sikorsky's Rotoprop as tested on an S-61A (for the projected S-66). The French did cooperate with Sikorsky during the development of the Super Frelon, so to me it's not beyond the realm of possibility.
 
CostasTT said:
I wonder if the swiveling tail rotor of the proposed SA.330 gunship version had anything to do with Sikorsky's Rotoprop as tested on an S-61A

Sounds plausible. Both have a five bladed tail rotor and french AAFSS uses the main rotor of the Puma.
If the co-operation between the companies was close enough...
 
From Aviation magazine 1965,

the Sud X-300,which led to SA.340 Gazelle.
 

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