Westland Lynx

ICAO aircraft code LYNX
Manufacturer AgustaWestland
Country United Kingdom

The Westland Lynx is a British multi-purpose twin-engined military helicopter designed and built by Westland Helicopters at its factory in Yeovil.

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Westland Lynx Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
LYNX
Manufacturer
AgustaWestland
Manufactured
1978 - Present
Country
United Kingdom

Aircraft performance

Engine:
2x LHTEC CTS800-4N or Rolls-Royce Gem 42-1
Turboshaft
Power:
1,362 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
175 Kts
324 Km/h
Travel range:
370 Nm
685 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
10,600 feet
Rate of Climb:
2480 feet / minute
12.60meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
5,330 Kg
11,751 lbs
Max Payload:
1,360 Kg
2,998 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
343 gallon
1,298 liter

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About the Westland Lynx

The Westland Lynx is a British multi-purpose twin-engined military helicopter designed and built by Westland Helicopters at its factory in Yeovil. Originally intended as a utility craft for both civil and naval usage, military interest led to the development of both battlefield and naval variants. The Lynx went into operational usage in 1977 and was later adopted by the armed forces of over a dozen nations, primarily serving in the battlefield utility, anti-armour, search and rescue and anti-submarine warfare roles.

The Lynx is a fully aerobatic helicopter with the ability to perform loops and rolls. In 1986, a specially modified Lynx set the current Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s official airspeed record for helicopters (category excludes compound helicopters) at 400.87km/h (249.09mph), which remains unbroken as of January 2022.

Several land and naval variants of the Lynx have been produced along with some major derivatives. The Westland 30 was produced as a civil utility helicopter; it was not a commercial success and only a small number were built during the 1980s. In the 21st century, a modernised variant of the Lynx was designed as a multi-role combat helicopter, designated as the AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat; the Wildcat is intended to replace existing Lynx helicopters.

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