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Encyclopedia > Westland Lynx
Lynx/Super Lynx
Lynx HAS3 of the Black Cats (Royal Navy) display team
Type Helicopter
Manufacturer Westland/AgustaWestland
Maiden flight 21 March 1971
Introduced 1978
Status Active service
Primary users Army Air Corps (British Army)
Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy)

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Produced 1978-date
Variants Westland 30

The Westland Lynx is a helicopter designed by Westland and built at Westland's factory in Yeovil, first flying on 21 March 1971 as the Westland WG.13. Originally intended as a utility craft for both civil and naval usage, military interest led to the development of both battlefield and naval variants, which went into operational usage in 1977 and were later adopted by the armed forces of over a dozen nations. The helicopter is now produced and marketed by AgustaWestland. The Westland 30 is a medium helicopter based on the Westland Lynx. ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ... Westland Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer located in Yeovil in Somerset, formed just before the start of World War II. During the war the company produced a number of generally unsuccessful designs, but their Lysander would serve as an important liaison aircraft with the RAF. After the war the... , Yeovil is a town in south Somerset, England, on the A30 and A37. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1977: // January 15 – A Skyline Sweden Vickers Viscount 838 crashes in Kälvesta, Sweden just outside Stockholm killing all 22 on board. ... AgustaWestland is a helicopter design and manufacturing company based in Italy and the United Kingdom. ...

Contents

Development

As part of the Anglo-French helicopter agreement signed in February 1967 the French company Aérospatiale were given a workshare in the manufacturing programme. This is a list of aviation-related events from Canadian Golden Centennaires aerobatic team is formed and performs all year to celebrate the Canadian centennial year. ... The Aérospatiale Corvette first flew in 1970 and went into service in 1974. ...


When piloted by Roy Moxam in 1972, it broke the world record over 15 and 25 km by flying at 321.74 km/h. It also set a new 100 km closed circuit record shortly afterwards, flying at 318.504 km/h. In 1986, a specially modified Westland Lynx piloted by John Egginton set an absolute speed record for helicopters over a 15 and 25 km course by reaching 400.87 km/h (249.09 mph). The Lynx is one of the most agile helicopters in the world, capable of performing loops and rolls. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1972: Events January January 5 - US President Richard Nixon announces $US 5. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1986: Events January January 9 - the UK Defence Secretary, Michael Heseltine, resigns amidst a political furore over the future of Westland Helicopters. ...


The British Army ordered 100 Lynx AH (Army Helicopter) Mk.1 for various roles, including tactical transport, armed escort, anti-tank warfare (with eight TOW missiles), reconnaissance and evacuation. The Army has fitted a Marconi Elliot AFCS system onto the Lynx for automatic stabilisation on three axis. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... A TOW missile being fired from a Jeep. ...


Future Lynx

On 22 June 2006 the UK Ministry of Defence awarded Westland a £1 billion contract for 70 Future Lynx helicopters under a strategic partnering agreement with AgustaWestland[1]. The programme will provide the British Army and Royal Navy with 40 and 30 aircraft respectively, with an option for a further 10, split equally between Army and Navy. Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links 20_airtransportation. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. ... “GBP” redirects here. ...


Future Lynx is described as a new aircraft that builds on the dynamic and vehicle systems of the existing design, incorporating advanced technology and providing increased capability. The fatigue problems with the existing airframe and rotor system are to be corrected. Future Lynx will utilise some systems developed for the Super Lynx 300 and will feature a redesigned nose and rear fuselage to give greater space and easier access to avionic units. Future Lynx will be powered by two LHTEC CTS800 engines, offering increased power and endurance over existing Lynx powerplants, while retaining economy.


The first Future Lynx is programmed to make its maiden flight in 2009, with initial deliveries in 2011. The Army variant will enter operational service in 2014, with the RN variant following in 2015. 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Operational history

Danish Super Lynx during a hoist operation.
Danish Super Lynx during a hoist operation.

In British service it equips the Army Air Corps (AAC) and the Fleet Air Arm (FAA). For the AAC the Lynx AH.7 and AH.9 operate as attack/utility helicopters. The Lynx AH.7 is in service with the FAA where it operates as an attack/utility helicopter in support of the Royal Marines, and the Lynx HMA.8 as anti-submarine warfare helicopter equipped with the Sea Skua anti-ship missile for Royal Navy warships. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (665 × 1000 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (665 × 1000 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army. ... The Fleet Air Arm is the branch of the Royal Navy responsible for the operation of the aircraft on board their ships. ... The Royal Marines (RM) are the marines and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom and, along with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, form the Naval Service [2]. They are also the United Kingdoms amphibious force and specialists in mountain and Arctic warfare. ... “A/S” redirects here. ... Sea Skua Type air-to-surface Nationality United Kingdom Era 1980-Present Launch platform Helicopted launched Target shipping History Builder British Aerospace Dynamics (now MBDA) Date of design Production period Service duration Operators UK, Brazil, Germany, Malaysia Variants ? Number built ? Specifications Type anti-shipping Diameter 0. ... Image:RBS-15 missile launch. ...


The Lynx's most prominent combat role was operating the Sea Skua to devastating effect against the Iraqi Navy during the 1991 Gulf War. The Lynx also saw service with British Army forces during that conflict. It had already made its first combat operations in British service during the Falklands War in the 80s. None were shot down, but three were lost aboard vessels hit by Argentine bombs or Exocets, one on the MV Atlantic Conveyor and one each on board HMS Coventry and HMS Ardent. Iraqi patrol craft in 2004 The Iraqi Navy is one of the components of the military of Iraq currently being reconstructed by UK-US Coalition forces in Iraq. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1991: Events January January 16 - American and Continental. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Combatants Argentina United Kingdom Commanders President Leopoldo Galtieri Vice-Admiral Juan Lombardo Brigadier-General Ernesto Crespo Brigade-General Mario Menéndez Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Admiral Sir John Fieldhouse Rear-Admiral John “Sandy” Woodward Major-General Jeremy Moore Casualties 649 killed 1,068 wounded 11,313 taken prisoner 75 fixed... The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, and airplanes. ... The Atlantic Conveyor was a British merchant navy ship that was requisitioned during the Falklands War and sunk by an Exocet missile. ... HMS Coventry (D118) was a Type 42 (Sheffield Class) destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by Cammell Laird and Company, Limited, at Birkenhead on 29 January 1973, launched on 21 June 1974 and commissioned on 20 October 1978. ... HMS Ardent (F184) was a Royal Navy type 21 frigate. ...


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The most recent wartime mission for the Lynx was during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. It has also seen extensive service during peacekeeping operations and exercises, and it is standard equipment for most Royal Navy surface combatants when they deploy. This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 2003: Events February 1The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates, killing all seven occupants. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ...


A British Lynx from 847 Naval Air Squadron was shot down over Basra, Iraq on May 6, 2006. The helicopter is believed to have been downed by either a missile or more likely, a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG). The Lynx crashed into a house and burst into flames, killing all five on board, including the Commanding Officer of 847 NAS. A riot followed with locals celebrating the downing of the helicopter and surrounding the crash site as British troops rushed to the scene. This was the first British helicopter and only the second British aircraft downed (the first was an RAF Hercules) due to enemy fire in the war. 847 Naval Air Squadron is a squadron of the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An RPG-7 captured by the US Army RPG, or Rocket propelled grenade is a loose term describing hand-held, shoulder-launched anti-tank weapons capable of firing an unguided rocket equipped with an explosive warhead. ... RAF is an three letter acronym for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Računarski Fakultet RAF...


Despite being well liked by the services the Lynx does not have a good safety record. The aircraft has been grounded on a number of occasions. In 2000 fatigue problems with the rotor head led to a Dutch aircraft crash and subsequent grounding. In early 2004 three Lynx crashed in a matter of weeks and again some aircraft were grounded. One of the reasons for the Future Lynx programme is to cure some of the known problems with the airframe and rotor systems.


Design

The Lynx is a utility type helicopter design with a side by side cockpit for pilot and co-pilot. It features a large sliding and crew door on each side. Its twin turboshaft engines power a four-blade semi rigid main rotor system.[1][2][3]


Variants

Land-based variants

A British Army Lynx AH 7 in Bosnia during Operation Joint Endeavor - Peace Implementation Force (IFOR), May 7th 1996
A British Army Lynx AH 7 in Bosnia during Operation Joint Endeavor - Peace Implementation Force (IFOR), May 7th 1996
Westland WG.13
Prototype, first flight 21 March 1971.
AH.1
Initial production version for the British Army Air Corps, with over 100 examples built. Used for a variety of tasks, including tactical transport, armed escort, anti-tank warfare (equipped with eight TOW missiles), reconnaissance and casualty evacuation.
AH.1GT
Interim conversion of the AH.1 to partial AH.7 standard for the Army Air Corps.
AH.5
Upgraded version for the Army Air Corps. Only five were built, of which four were later upgraded to AH.7 standard and one was retained for trials work as an AH.5X.
AH.6
Proposed version for the Royal Marines, not built.
AH.7
Upgraded version for the Army Air Corps. A small number also used by the Fleet Air Arm in support of the Royal Marines.
Lynx AH.9 ("Battlefield Lynx")
British Army version of the Super Lynx (AH.7 with wheeled undercarriage).

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Naval variants

Royal Navy Lynx HAS.3(ICE(S)) supporting an Antarctic research base
Royal Navy Lynx HAS.3(ICE(S)) supporting an Antarctic research base
Lynx HAS.2 / HAS.2(FN)
Initial production version for the Royal Navy and the French Aéronavale. When it is used in the anti-submarine role, it is equipped with two torpedoes or depth charges and a dipping sonar. For anti-surface warfare, it is equipped with either four Sea Skua missiles (Royal Navy) or four AS.12 missiles (Aéronavale). Version for the Aéronavale was named HAS.2(FN).
Lynx HAS.3
Improved version of HAS.2.
HAS.3(S)
Improved version of the HAS.3 for the Royal Navy fitted with secure radio systems.
HAS.3(GM(S))
Nineteen modified helicopters for the Royal Navy, for service in the Persian Gulf (GM denotes Gulf Modification).
HAS.3(ICE(S))
Two helicopters for the Royal Navy for use in the Antarctic.
HAS.4(FN)
Upgraded version for the Aéronavale.
HMA.8 ("Super Lynx")
Upgraded maritime attack version.
HMA.8(DSP)
Digital Signal Processor.
HMA.8(DAS)
Defensive Aids Subsystem. (Incorporates DSP).
HMA.8(SATURN)
Second-generation Anti-jam Tactical UHF Radio for NATO.
HMA.8(SIFF)
Successor to IFF.

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Export variants

Lynx Mk.90B landing on Royal Danish Navy THETIS-class
Lynx Mk.90B landing on Royal Danish Navy THETIS-class
Cockpit of a Lynx of the German Navy
Cockpit of a Lynx of the German Navy
Lynx Mk.21
Export version of the HAS.2 for the Brazilian Navy. Brazilian navy designation "SAH-11".
Super Lynx Mk.21A
Export version of the Super Lynx for the Brazilian navy.
Lynx Mk.22
Unbuilt export version for the Egyptian Navy.
Lynx Mk.23
Export version of the HAS.2 for the Argentine Navy. Later sold to Brazil and Denmark.
Lynx Mk.24
Unbuilt export version for the Iraqi army.
Lynx Mk.25
Export version of the HAS.2 for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Designated "UH-14A" in Dutch service.
Lynx Mk.26
Unbuilt export version for the Iraqi army.
Lynx Mk.27
Export version for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Designated "SH-14B" in Dutch service.
Lynx Mk.28
Export version of the AH.1 for the Qatar Police.
Lynx Mk.64
Export version of the Super Lynx for the South African Air Force.
Lynx Mk.80
Export version of the HAS.2 for the Royal Danish Navy.
Lynx Mk.81
Export version for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Designated "SH-14C" in Dutch service.
Lynx SH-14D
Upgraded helicopters for the Royal Netherlands Navy.
Lynx Mk.82
Unbuilt export version for the Egyptian army.
Lynx Mk.83
Unbuilt export version for the Saudi Arabian army.
Lynx Mk 84
Unbuilt export version for the Qatar army.
Lynx Mk 85
Unbuilt export version for the United Arab Emirates army.
Lynx Mk.86
Export version of the HAS.2 for the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
Lynx Mk.87
Embargoed export version of the Argentine navy.
Lynx Mk.88
Sea Lynx Mk 88A of the German Navy
Sea Lynx Mk 88A of the German Navy
Export version for the German Navy.
Super Lynx Mk.88A
Upgraded version of the Lynx Mk.88 for the German Navy.
Lynx Mk.89
Export version for the Nigerian navy.
Lynx Mk.90
Export version for the Royal Danish Navy.
Super Lynx Mk.90B
Upgraded versions of the Lynx Mk.80 and Lynx Mk.90 for the Royal Danish Navy.
Lynx Mk.95
Export version of the HAS.8 for the Portuguese Navy.
Lynx Mk.99
Export version of the HAS.8 for the South Korean Navy.
Super Lynx 300
Export version of the Super Lynx.

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Projects

Lynx HT.3
Proposed training version for the Royal Air Force, not built.
Battlefield Lynx
Proposed export version of Lynx AH.9.
Battlefield Lynx 800
Proposed export version of Lynx AH.9 with LHTEC T800 engines, the project was abandoned in 1992.
Lynx ACH
Proposed experimental Advanced Compound Helicopter.
Lynx-3
Technology prototype, build in 1984. Only one built (serial/registration ZE477 / G-17-24)

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Derivatives

Westland 30
medium helicopter based on the Lynx, using some dynamic systems with a new, enlarged fuselage for up to 22 passengers.

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  • AH: Army Helicopter
  • HAS: Helicopter, Anti-Submarine
  • HMA: Helicopter, Maritime Attack
  • IFF: Identification Friend or Foe
  • (GM): Gulf Modification
  • (S): Secure speech radio

Operators

Lynx of Royal Danish Navy
Lynx of Royal Danish Navy
Dutch Lynx on display at Leeuwarden Airbase
Dutch Lynx on display at Leeuwarden Airbase
A French Navy Lynx helicopter taking off from the Ouragan
A French Navy Lynx helicopter taking off from the Ouragan
Lynx of the German Navy
Lynx of the German Navy
Lynx of the Portuguese Navy
Lynx of the Portuguese Navy

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Military operators

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  • Argentine Navy ordered ten Mk23s but only two were delivered before the outbreak of the Falklands War and the ensuing arms embargo imposed by the British. To make up for the undelivered aircraft, the Argentines ordered the Eurocopter Fennec.
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  • Pakistan Navy operates Lynx helicopters for anti-ship / anti-submarine / transport duties.
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Specifications (Super Lynx Series 100)

Data from Flight International World Aircraft and Systems Directory (3rd ed.)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 or 3
  • Length: 15.24 m (50 ft)
  • Rotor diameter: 12.80 m (42 ft)
  • Height: 3.67 m (12 ft 0.5 in)
  • Disc area: 1,385.4 m (128.71 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 3,291 kg (7,255 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 5,330 kg (11,750 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2× Rolls-Royce Gem turboshafts, 835 kW (1,120 shp) each

Performance

Armament

  • Naval: 2 x torpedoes or 4x Sea Skua missiles or 2 x depth charges.
  • Attack: 2 x 20mm cannons, 2 x 70mm rocket pods CRV7, 8 x TOW ATGM [2]
  • General: GPMGs

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References

  1. ^ Lynx on Vectorsite.net
  2. ^ Westland Lynx page on avia.russian.ee
  3. ^ Rotorhead images on www.b-domke.de/AviationImages
  4. ^ South African Super Lynx 300 At Paris Air Show article at the official website of the AgustaWestland
  5. ^ The eagles have landed article at the South African Navy Official Web Site

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