"The Whistling Chicken leg"     Westland Gazelle photos

 

The primary role of Gazelle is observation and reconnaissance.

 The Gazelle was first produced in 1968 under an Anglo-French agreement between Westlands and Aerospatiale. The Gazelle fondly referred to as the "whistling chicken leg" has proved an incredibly reliable observation and reconnaissance helicopter for many years. Although having only one engine it is not as powerful as many others, but its lightweight chassis offsets any deficit it might have. Advantages include its small agile nature, and its unparalleled visibility from the cockpit.

 Words taken from the British Army website http://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/aircraft/1533.aspx