Westland WG-13 Lynx AH7 Aircraft Data
Photo ID 70807 by Barry Swann. UK Army Westland WG 13 Lynx AH7, XZ647
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 835 kW

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: 15.24 m.
Rotor Length: 12.80 m.
Rotor Disc Area: 128.71 m²
Height: 3.73 m.
Empty Weight: 3,291 kg.
Max. Weight: 5,330 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 324 kph
Cruise Speed: 245 kph
Normal Range: 564 km
Max. Range: 564 km

Operators:

British Army Aviation, Qatar State Police

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