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Modified Gazelle helicopters by mercenaries in Mozambique – Photos
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Published on 04/03/2021 at 17:24

Photos depicting a modified Aerospatiale SA341B Gazelle helicopter used in Mozambique by mercenaries of the South African private military company Dyck Advisory Group (DAG) have been circulating online.

As you can see in the pictures, the helicopters seem to have been slightly modified. Apparently, they are equipped with 7.62mm PKM machine guns, 12.7mm W85 machine guns and AGS-17 grenade launchers.

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The doors of the helicopter have been dismantled, possibly for a more convenient use of the weapons mounted on the left and right side of the helicopter.

The National Guard has a number of SA341L1 Gazelle helicopters equipped with HOT-2 anti-tank missiles. Gazelle helicopters are known for their versatility.

Video from the “BLAZING ARROW” exercise of the National Guard in which the Gazelle helicopters participated: 

DAG employees also use improvised explosive devices made from gas cylinders. Similar fuel-air explosives (FAB) are believed to have been used by government forces in Syria, known as “barrel bombs”. 

In the photos, a Russian Mi-8 attack helicopter can be seen in the background. 

Also read: Impressive live fire footage of the National Guard’s Mi-35 helicopters – VIDEO

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