Westland Lynx



ICE = Antartic Operations, 4 aircraft modified for use on ice breaker patrol and research ship HMS Endurance. Two started out as HAS.2ICE (XZ246 and XZ233) that were converted to HAS.3ICE. XZ246 was later converted to HAS.3SICE (Secure Speach, See HAS3S). XZ238 and XZ241 were already HAS3S helicopters converted to HAS.3SICE.

List of Operators of Westland Lynx HAS3ICE

From Organisation with model Lynx HAS3ICE
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    Lynx 95 1976/17

Construction Numbers

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010 1977 UK XZ233 : has.2 RN; HAS2 type;700L Squadron coded 471-PB 18Feb77; 702 S+
Nov78 as 702Sqn /PB-471 at Yeovilton
NASU Yeovilton CODED 471-PB 24Sep79; 702 Squadron, HMS +
815 Sq/466-AT early Apr 1982. Sea Skua upgrade at Yeovi+
has.2ice RNAY Fleetlands HAS2ICE Conversion. No 2 28May86
NASU Yeovilton 04Aug86 to 25Jan87
04 pictured (pic1) as 829 Sqd /435, HMS Endurance Fligh+
NATIU Lee on Solent uncoded 26Jan87; A & AEE uncoded 10+
has.3 RNAY Fleetlands De-converted to HAS3 standard, stored c+
has.3s Removed from sales list and converted to HAS3S standard+
702 Squadron coded 644 by 11Jun04
2007 HAS.3S type 815Sqn /638
702 Squadron coded 634 by 30Aug08
09jul11 pictured (pic2) as 702 Sqd /635 in original Lyn+
XZ233 : stripped for parts for Wildcat awaiting sale or scrap +
070 1978 UK XZ246 : has.2 RN 1977; 06oct09 pictured as HAS3S(ICE) type on USS Col+
RN Type: HAS.2 noted as 815Sqn /AZ-463 at HMS Heron +
829 Sq / 320-AZ Amazon Flt, noted conducting deck landi+
conv to HAS.3(ICE) at NASU Yeovilton from Jul 1986 to e+
HAS.3ICE 815 NAS Endurance Flt / 435 pictured (pic2) i+
Oct 2008: despatched by Antonov from RAF Brize Norton t+
815Sq/434-EE embarked HMS Illustrious Oct 2009 at Glasg+
UK XZ246 : preserved at Aeroventure, Doncaster from Aug 2016 in HM+

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