Westland WG-13 Lynx AH7 Aircraft Data
Photo ID 24057 by Alex van Noye. UK Army Westland WG 13 Lynx AH7, XZ195
Medium, multipurpose, utility helicopter.

The Westland WG-13 'Lynx' is produced in many variants, the most common a naval version for shipboard use. The British Army developed their own version of the Lynx as a replacement for Westland Wasp and Allouette II helicopters. The biggest difference being the use of skids over the naval variant's tricycle undercarriage. The latest variant of the Army's Lynx, AH.9, feature a wheeled tricycle undercarriage. In 1986, a Lynx attained an absolute speed record of 400.87 km/h (249.09 mph), which stands today.
  • Country of Origin: UK
  • First Flight: 3/21/71
  • Initial Service Date: 1978
  • No. Built: 120
  • No. In Service: 115 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 2
  • Crew: 1-2

Power:

2× Rolls-Royce Gem turboshafts at 1,120 hp

Weapons:

Army version (AH.7); 2 x 20mm. canon, 8 x BGM-71 TOW missiles, single general purpose 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun.

Dimensions:

Length: 50 ft.
Rotor Length: 42 ft.
Rotor Disc Area: 1,385 sq.ft
Height: 12 ft. 3 in.
Empty Weight: 7,255 lbs
Max. Weight: 11,750 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 201 mph
Cruise Speed: 152 mph
Normal Range: 304 nm
Max. Range: 304 nm

Operators:

British Army Aviation, Qatar State Police

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