Two SA.342L captured from the Syrian Air Force after being shot down in the Lebanon in 1982 over Bekaa river. Parts from a number of captured wrecks were combined to produce these two flying examples for technical evaluation. The first Gazelle (s/n.904, c/n.1787, ex Syrian 1333) was then sold to a civilian operator (to Marom Aviation as 4X-BHH, later to Chimnir Aviation then withdrawn). The second Gazelle (the profile shows) was used by 125 sqn for liaison and airshow demonstrations, and after about 3 years it was retired to the IAF Museum.
State of Israel | Military
ex 1222, c/n.659