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Gazelle - Royal Air Force
 

The Rotary Wing Test Squadron (RWTS) is a tri-service UK military organisation based at MOD Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. Primarily, the squadron is responsible for test and evaluation of rotary wing aircraft and equipment.

The unit operate three Gazelle aircraft. The longest serving of which is Gazelle HT3 XZ936, which was delivered in May 1978 and living its entire life at Boscombe Down. They are used for continuation training and trials work as well for instruction use by ETPS (Empire Test Pilots School). The aircraft are fitted with a range of instrumentation fits to accurately measure parameters including performance, sideslip, ‘G’ and control activity.

 

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Gazelle HT2 - XZ939 - QinetiQ - Rotary Wing Test Squadron - Royal Air Force XZ939   Gazelle HT2 - XZ939 - QinetiQ - Rotary Wing Test Squadron - Royal Air Force XZ939  
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