First flight of the Sud-Aviation SA.340

Friday, April 7, 1967



This was the proptotype of the aircraft that would become the SA.341 (or Gazelle with some operators). This aircraft flew with an Alouette type tail rotor although this changed on later prototypes. The second prototype (F-ZWRA) became the first aircraft to fly with a fenestron type tail rotor.

Source: "The Development of French Helicopters", Jean Boulet, VERTIFLITE May/June 1984. Page 91


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