Aerospatiale/Westland Gazelle HAR.Mk.5

Started by Knightflyer, April 03, 2020, 09:01:39 AM

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Following the successful initial use of helicopters as Air Ambulances in West Germany, the British Government tasked the RAF with trialling a similar concept in Great Britain.
Gazelle ZB333 'Canary' was attached to No.22 squadron of the RAF.
It is important to note that Canary was never a true Air Ambulance as is now accepted, it was seen as a 'first responder' and a force-multiplier to the larger rescue helicopters. It was also used for the transport of walking wounded from remote areas where ground vehicles might have issues with access , thereby allowing the larger helicopters to concentrate on the more serious casualties.

Aerospatiale/Westland Gazelle HAR.Mk.3 ZB333 'Canary'

Oh to be whiffing again :-(


You've got a thing about Gazelles. haven't you?  ;D

That looks great, and very plausible too.
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)



Quote from: PR19_Kit on April 03, 2020, 10:23:52 AM
You've got a thing about Gazelles. haven't you?  ;D

That looks great, and very plausible too.

Well I got a kit out of the stash to do the black and yellow one for the group build, and it turned out there were two kits in the box  ;D

So I could hardly put the second one back could I  ;D
Oh to be whiffing again :-(


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If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!


I love this one (medical) even more than your black one! :wub:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


Quote from: Tophe on April 04, 2020, 12:42:41 AM
I love this one (medical) even more than your black one! :wub:

Thank-you Tophe, On a trip to Germany last year I got interested in the yellow ADAC helicopters (and I have several in the stash to do) This helicopter was a sideways step from those. :mellow:

Thank-you for all the positive comments gents, I've not been actively wfiffing recently so it's nice to receive such a  :thumbsup: response as I sneak back into the room  ;D ;D
Oh to be whiffing again :-(


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- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..


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veritas ad mortus veritas est

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That looks great. Can I ask what scale that one is? I'm searching valiantly for a 1/144 scale one, but not luck so far.



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Any aircraft can be improved by giving it a SHARKMOUTH!