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Old 07-07-2019, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Rocket types on the Gazelle?

The SA342L variant of the Gazelle in DCS carries a rocket pod with 8 rockets. These are high-explosive types.


Did the real-life Gazelle ever carry other types of rockets? (I'm thinking smoke-marker rockets or illumination rockets?)
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:43 PM   #2
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Have heard of a SA341B used by the British Army modified to carry 68mm SNEB rockets. A slightly large image of the Lebanese helicopter with said SNEB.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:00 PM   #3
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The SA342L variant of the Gazelle in DCS carries a rocket pod with 8 rockets. These are high-explosive types.


Did the real-life Gazelle ever carry other types of rockets? (I'm thinking smoke-marker rockets or illumination rockets?)
AFAIK SNEB has multiple warhead variants
  • HE
  • HEAT
  • Fragmentation
  • Smoke
  • Illumination
  • Flechette
  • Training (presumably inert or something)

Can't find much on them though
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Did the real-life Gazelle ever carry other types of rockets? (I'm thinking smoke-marker rockets or illumination rockets?)
The rocket pod equipped to the DCS Gazelle looks to be a 68mm TDA Digital Rocket Launcher (Telson 8 ) that supports HE Impact, HE Multi-mode (light vehicle or air-burst), Target Marking/Training, Multi-frag (36 or 342 flechette) and laser guided rockets.



A number of different rocket types were displayed along side airshow Gazelle statics.



AFAIK only the Tiger has fired the SMPR (laser guided) rockets.


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Old 07-12-2019, 01:48 AM   #5
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Ooo... neat. Thanks everyone for the reponses.
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