Today I present you
with a kit model of the tiny Gazelle helicopter, which was and is used in
variety of roles in many world air forces. I decided to build a Yugoslav licence-built
attack version of the Gazelle, called 'Gama-M'. Conversion required
scratchbuilding the weapon pylons, 9M14 Malyutka (NATO: AT-3 'Sagger) anti-tank
missiles and self-defence 9K32M Strela (NATO: SA-7 'Grail') air-to-air missiles
and adding some aerials. Cockpit was also further improved by adding some wires,
seatbelts and similar "goodies" to improve the looks. Gazelles were
painted with a hardly noticable two-tone camo of dark green and bronze brown,
which is not even apparent on most of the pics available.
images below to see larger images
Decals were used from Lift
Here Gazelle set, modified to get the correct serial number for Gama.
Greetings from Slovenia!