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From Flight

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The HLO is the forerunner of the Gazelle, I think. The SA.340 prototype
still had a conventional tail rotor.
 

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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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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.
 

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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...
 

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From Aviation magazine 1965,

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

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