Aerospatiale SA.342 Gazelle was the main anti-tank weapon of the Syrian Air Force in the war over Lebanon. The three units equipped with the type flew slightly over 100 combat sorties during four days of battles between the Syrians and Israelis, in June 1982. Their crews claimed well over 30 kills against Israeli tanks and additional hits on a number of other vehicles. In exchange the SyAAF Gazelles suffered a loss of five helicopters.
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