Westland Lynx

Lynx AH1

1977








First British Army variant. 113 built between 1977-1984. Most converted to AH.7 variant
A significant number of Lynx were Struck Off Charge (SoC) during Apr 2015.




Specifications


Engine: 2 x
Capacity: 2 + 10
Length: (m) 15.16
Height: (m) 3.66
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 12.8
Disc area: (m2) 128.68
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 2323     Max: 3628
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 256     Max: 333
Range: (km) 320
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 853
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List of Operators of Westland Lynx AH1


From Organisation with model Lynx AH1
1971
united kingdom Westland
    Lynx 1971/00
united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)
    Lynx 1971/??
1977
united kingdom Army Air Corps
    Lynx 140 1977/18
1982
united kingdom Royal Marines
    Lynx 15 1982/13
Construction Numbers on database of Lynx AH1

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2/11 1972 UK XX153 : AH.1 f/f 12apr72; Preserved Yeovil
4-10 Sep 1972, Army AH.1 prototype - rolled in the Flyi+
At P&EE Foulness by Jan 1980, still there Mar 1984. To +
008 1977 UK XZ170 : AAC d/d 01jun77; 1985 AH.1 MoD(PE); conv AH-7; conv AH-+
To SEAE Arborfield, until closure. To Lyneham
To Lyneham on 1 Sep 2015
011 1977 UK XZ171 : AH.1 MoD(PE) Westland by
UK XZ171 : ah7 AAC in 1990 type:AH7 /K 671Sqn.
12+13may90 AH.7 type 671Sqn./K at North Weald Fighter M+
AH.7 654 Sq, 4 REGT during Jul 1999
Cabin held on the Copehill Down Exercise Area by Aug 20+
013 1977 UK XZ172 : AH.1 built at Yeovil and ff 4 May 1977. Del AAC, 3 Jun +
UK XZ172 : damaged at MW during ground run by engine explosion and+
to Westland Oldmixon plant, for repair / partial rebuil+
AAC; conv AH.7
655 Sq by Jun 1996
021 1977 UK XZ173 : AAC; conv AH.7
AH.1 ff 25 May 1977, dd 07 Jul 1977
AH.1 651 Sq by 1985
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
ah7 2007 type:AH.1 653Sqn.
024 1977 UK XZ174 : AAC; conv AH.7;
by Dec 2011 to Southwick Park. Still there Mar 2016.
030 1977 UK XZ175 : AAC AH.1 f/f 20sep77, d/d 03oct77; conv to AH.7
AAC Lynx AH.1 noted at Westland Factory Yeovil - EGHG
ah7 Conv AH.7
1997 AH7 type 671Sqn /Z
Jul13 pictured at paintball range "Warfighters R6 Centr+
XZ175 : at Barby paintball site by May 2010. Still there Dec 20+
037 1977 UK XZ176 : AAC; conv AH.7
AH.1 ff 17 Oct 1977, dd 02 Nov 1977
AH.1 ATS/A by
ah7 AAC; 2jun98 651Sqn. visit
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
Apr07 type: AH.7 665Sqn.
671 Sq by Oct 2009
UK XZ176 : RM 847 Sqn
AH.7 847 NAS departed VL by road 11 Oct 2007 (to DARA F+
Preserved at Wieringerwerf (Netherlands) by Sep19
038 1977 UK XZ177 : AH.1 AETW MW by Mar 1978, still May 1979; 652 Sq by 198+
AAC; conv AH.7
AH.7 654 Sq, 4 REGT during Jul 1999
UK XZ177 : seen together with XZ182 make a nightstop at Amsterdam+
XZ177 : Gate guardian at Delta Force paint ball, Kegworth Leics+
044 1977 UK XZ178 : AH.1 ff 9 Dec 1977, dd 6 Jan 1978
AAC; conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999,
655 Sq by Jun 2005
UK XZ178 : Royal Marines in 2007 type:AH7 847Sqn.
XZ178 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
047 1978 UK XZ179 : AH.1 ff 22 May 1978, dd 24 Feb 1983
UK XZ179 : MoD(PE) Westland by
UK XZ179 : AAC; 1994 type:AH7 669Sqn.; 2011 type:AH7 1Reg.
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
055 1978 UK XZ180 : ah7 Royal Marines; 3CBAS./R visit Valkenburg
3CBAS./R visit Eelde
3CBAS./R visit Sylt
1995 3CBAS; 1997 847Sqn./R; 2000 847Sqn./R
UK XZ180 : AAC; conv AH.7
AAC, noted Feb08
pictured as /C during Air Waves at Portrush
SoC 11 Apr 2015
to MoD Lyneham on 9 Nov 2015
056 1978 UK XZ181 : AAC; 1984 652Sqn; 1992 663Sqn /H
058 1978 UK XZ182 : AAC for Royal Marines
UK XZ182 : May86 AH1 type 3CBAS /23A pictured (pic1) at RNAS Yeovi+
ah7 AH.7 type as 3CBAS /M visit Valkenburg, Netherlands
3CBAS /M visit Eelde
3CBAS /M visit Sylt
2000 847Sqn./M
847 NAS pictured (pic2) in the static display at Yeovi+
seen together with XZ177 make a nightstop at Amsterdam+
061 1978 UK XZ183 : AAC; conv AH.7
ff 18 Apr 1978, dd 3 May 1978
656 Sq, 9 REGT. during Jul 1999
065 1978 UK XZ184 : ah7 AAC AH1 f/f 21jun78, d/d 06jul78; conv AH.7; 2007 671 +
pictured (top) asg 9 Regt at RAF Fairford during RIAT +
11jul14 pictured (bot) at RIAT 2014
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq/B an+
Preserved as Gate guardian at the Army Aviation Centre,+
069 1978 UK XZ185 : AAC; conv AH.7
AH.1 ff 14 Jul 1978, dd 4 Aug 1978
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
ah7 AH.7 type asg 672Sqn. AAC Disforth
to Sproughton by Mar 2014, (has boom of XZ179).
XZ185 : on display at Pima Air Museum in Tucson, AZ
072 1978 UK XZ186 : AAC; conv AH.7; 655 Sqn 5 Regt w/o 14nov91 at Gorton, +
075 1978 UK XZ187 : AAC; conv AH.7
654 Sq; 651 Sq; 655 Sq; 667 Sq; 655 Sq; 667 Sq; 655 Sq;+
Fleetlands; SEAE Arborfield
To Lyneham on 25 Aug 2015
077 1978 UK XZ188 : AAC; conv AH.7; to SEAE Arborfield
651 Sq; Lynx Conv Flt; 655 Sq; 665 Sq; 655 Sq; 662 Sq; +
Fleetlands; SEAE Arborfield
To Lyneham on 1 Sep 2015
079 1978 UK XZ189 : AAC AH.1 d/d 14sep78; BAOR 1 Regt w/o 05jul79 at Hildes+
082 1978 UK XZ190 : AH.1 ff 6 Sep 1978, dd 19 Oct 1978
ah7 conv AH.7
663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
AAC; 2007 type:AH7 672Sqn.; 2011 type:AH7 9Reg.
Jan19 at Longmoor training area; Airframe hulk strip+
085 1978 UK XZ191 : AAC; 2003 type:AH7 671Sqn./A; 2011 type:AH7 657Sqn.
AAC Noted at AAC Hildesheim as Lynx AH.1
SoC 4 Sep 2013.
ex Fleetlands ( /R ); to MoD Lyneham 21 Jun 2015
089 1978 UK XZ192 : ah7 655 Sq by Jun 1996
UK XZ192 : Royal Marines; conv AH7
093 1978 UK XZ193 : AAC; conv AH.7
XZ193 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
096 1979 UK XZ194 : AAC; conv AH.7
664 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
XZ194 : preserved at the Imperial war museum, Duxford
097 1978 UK XZ195 : AAC in 2009 type:AH7 672Sqn.
XZ195 : 2017 converted to a flight simulator at www.sim2do.co.u+
098 1979 UK XZ196 : AAC AH.1 f/f 07feb79, d/d 14sep79
ah7 AH.7 type asg 672Sqn. AAC Disforth
pictured as /T at RAF Northolt
100 1978 UK XZ197 : AAC; conv AH.7
AH.1 ff 15 Jan 1979, dd 21 Feb 1979
1987 appeared in the movie The Fourth Protocol together+
ah7 Conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
104 1979 UK XZ198 : AH.1 ff 1 Feb 1979, dd 22 Feb 1979
AAC; 1998 type:AH.7 655Sqn.
663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
AAC; conv AH.7; 2005 for sale at Fleetlands
At Faldingworth by Mar 2017, still Dec 2017
106 1979 UK XZ199 : AAC. Conv to AH7. w/o 18may99
107 1979 UK XZ203 : Flying display at the Air Tattoo, 23 Jun 1979
AAC in static display at the Newbury Air Festival, Gre+
ah7 AAC; 1992 type:Lynx AH7 653Sqn.; 1997 671Sqn./Z; 1998 6+
Cabin held on the Copehill Down Exercise Area by Aug 20+
107/1 1979 UK XZ204 : AAC; 662 Sqn w/o 18mar88
110 1979 UK XZ205 : AAC; conv AH.7
111 UK XZ206 : AAC; conv AH.7
115 1979 UK XZ207 : AAC; conv AH.7; w/o 17apr00; seen at SEAE ( School of E+
116 1979 UK XZ208 : AAC; 1984 652Sqn
AAC; conv AH.7; 2005 672Sq(9 Regt)
UK XZ208 : Royal Marines in 2003 847Sqn.
125 UK XZ209 : AAC; conv AH.7; wfu
126 1979 UK XZ210 : AH.1 ff 9 Jul 1979, dd 22 Feb 1984
UK XZ210 : ah7 Conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
Fleetlands by Apr ; 672Sq 9 REGT by May
AAC; conv AH.7; May05 672 Sq (9 Regt); w/o caught fire+
127 1979 UK XZ211 : ff 18 Jul 1979, dd 1 Aug 1979
656 Sq, 9 REGT, during Jul 1999
ah7 Apr07 type: AH.7 665Sqn.
AAC; conv AH.7; Oct07 9 Regt
Feb 2015 cabin section to Bawtry paintball site
129 1979 UK XZ212 : ff 18 Jul 1979, dd 3 Aug 1979
AAC; conv AH.7
656 Sq, 9 REGT, during Jul 1999
131 1979 UK XZ213 : AAC; conv AH.7; w/o 20mar86; to TAD213 Fleetlands, i/a
133 1979 UK XZ214 : AAC; 1992 type:AH.7 654Sqn.; 2007 type:AH.7 657Sqn.
657 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
SoC 11 Apr 2015
to MoD Lyneham on 9 Nov 2015
136 1979 UK XZ215 : AAC; conv AH7; 1992 671Sqn
655 Sq by Sep 1997
1999 655Sqn.; 2008 9Reg.
pictured at RAF Fairford during RIAT 2011
138 1979 UK XZ216 : AH.1 ff 13 Sep 1979, dd 4 Oct 1979
ah7 Conv AH.7
AAC in 1987 653Sqn. ; 2000 type:AH7 661Sqn.
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
Cabin section only. Departed Arborfield for Manston by +
Best aircraft in the fleet, absolute dream to work on. +
139 1979 UK XZ217 : Noted under construction at Westland factory, Yeovil EG+
UK XZ217 : AAC; 1991 654Sqn desert c/s
AAC; conv AH.7; May05 672Sqn (9 Regt)
141 1979 UK XZ218 : AH.1 ff 25 Sep 1979, dd 2 Oct 1979
AAC; conv AH.7
655 Sq by Jun 1996
XZ218 : at Barby paintball site by May 2010. Gone by Dec 2015 (+
144 1979 UK XZ219 : ah7 AAC; conv AH.7
07 pictured at Ilidza, Bosnia during Operation Joint En+
2007 type:AH.7 653Sqn.
Oct07 9 Regt
146 1980 UK XZ220 : AAC f/f 17jan80, d/d 12dec80; conv AH.7
ah7 2jun98 with 651Sqn visit Elmpt Station, Germany
29jan15 pictured what is left of XZ220 at Ream Hills Fa+
XZ220 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
147 1979 UK XZ221 : Issued to 656 Sq in Nov 1983, to replace a Scout
AAC in 1992 type:AH7 671Sqn.
XZ221 : Preserved at Flugausstellung Hermeskeil Aviation museum+
148 1979 UK XZ222 : AAC; conv AH.7
657 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
ah7 type: AH.7 657Sqn. at Ronaldsway
SoC 9 May 2015
to MoD Lyneham 10 Nov 2015
149 1979 UK XZ605 : 3CBAS /L, noted visiting Tregantle on 23 Nov 1982
ah7 Royal Marines; 3CBAS./Y visit Valkenburg
3CBAS./Y visit Eelde
3CBAS./Y visit Sylt
1993 3CBAS./Y; 1995 847Sqn./Y; 2000 847Sqn./Y
UK XZ605 : AAC; 2010 7 Regt AH.7 type
preserved as / L at Wattisham by May 2014, still Jun 20+
150 1979 UK XZ606 : damaged in heavy landing at Bessbrook 2 Jan 1986
AAC; conv AH.7
ah7 667Sqn.
XZ606 : At delta force paintball, Billericay, Essex, by
151 1980 UK XZ607 : AAC; conv AH.7
Cabin section only. Departed Arborfield for Manston by +
152 1979 UK XZ608 : AAC; 1984 652Sqn
657 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
ah7 2011 657Sqn
154 1979 UK XZ609 : AH.1 ff 17 Jan 1980, dd 28 May 1981
UK XZ609 : ah7 Conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
AAC; conv AH.7; Sep05 655 Sqn 5 Regt
ah7 Apr07 type: AH.7 665Sqn.
155 1979 UK XZ610 : AAC; conv AH.7; 669 Sqn w/o near Sarajevo, Bosnia
156 1980 UK XZ611 : AH.1 ff 31 Jan 1980, dd 20 Feb 1980
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
AAC; conv AH.7; Sep05 671 Sqn/X 2 Regt
159 1980 UK XZ612 : ah7 Royal Marines; conv AH.7 type; 1993 type:AH.7 3CBAS./Y;+
24+25jul99 847Sqn. Fairford air show
2000 847Sqn /N; 2003 847Sqn embarked aboard HMS Ocean (+
asg 847 NAS pictured (pic1) in the flying display at Y+
pictured (pic2) at RAF Fairford during RIAT 2011
09jul13 13:44 BST seen flying fast and low heading nort+
160 1980 UK XZ613 : Issued to 656 Sq in Nov 1983, to replace a Scout
AAC; conv AH.7
654 Sq; 657 Sq; A&AEE; 665 Sq; 655 Sq; Middle Wallop
to DSAE at HMS Sultan by Aug 2016, left by Feb 2018
to private ownership near Belstead, Suffolk by Feb 2018
161 1980 UK XZ614 : ah7 Royal Marines; 1995 3CBAS; 2000 847Sqn /X
3CBAS /Y, noted visiting on 24 Nov 1982
w/o 06may06 847 Sqn, shot down in Basra, Iraq
162 1980 UK XZ615 : AAC; conv AH.7; Oct07 9 Regt
167 1980 UK XZ616 : ff 12 Mar 1980, dd 28 Mar 1980
UK XZ616 : 657 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
AAC; 2011 type:AH7 657Sqn.
ah7 part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq and +
168 1980 UK XZ617 : AH.1 ff 14 Mar 1980, dd 2 Apr 1980
ah7 AAC; conv AH.7
663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
SoC 11 Apr 2015
to MoD Lyneham on 3 Sep 2015
171 1980 UK XZ640 : AAC; w/o 17sep86
172 1980 UK XZ641 : ah7 AAC AH1 ff 12may80, dd 29may80; 653 Sq by 1984 still 1+
29 May 1995 flying as 671 Sq / G at Southend Air Show 1+
671 Sq/G still 1997; 662 Sq by 1999
25 Flt by 2000; served in Northern Ireland with 655 Sq +
UK XZ641 : Royal Marines in 2007 type:AH7 847Sqn.
173 1980 UK XZ642 : AH.1 ff 14 May 1980, dd 4 Jun 1980
ah7 AAC; conv AH.7
663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
SoC 11 Apr 2015
to MoD Lyneham on 10 Nov 2015
178 1980 UK XZ643 : AH.1 ff 16 May 1980, dd 4 Jun 1980
ah7 conv AH.7
AH.7 654 Sq, 4 REGT during Jul 1999
AAC; conv AH.7; 01 pictured as /C at RAF Odiham Familie+
AH.7 type pictured (bot) as 671Sqn /C at RIAT air show
to Lasergaming Oxford, near Culham by Nov 2013, still D+
179 1980 UK XZ644 : AAC; conv AH.7; w/o 12/05/1992
1 May 1991 assigned to Royal Marines 3 CBAS, deployed t+
180 1980 UK XZ645 : AAC AH7 type;1993 657Sqn.; 1997 9Reg.
Noted at Dishforth coded X
XZ645 : Sitting outside Delta Force paintball in Romany, UK by +
182 1980 UK XZ646 : AAC; conv AH.7; w/o 21feb05 Cat5 air accident at Zenica+
183 1980 UK XZ647 : 671Sqn./N at Chivenor Air Day
AAC AH7 type
at Fairford/RIAT 05 as /Z with Tiger camo on tail
pictured with Blue Eagles at RAF Fairford. AS350BB ZJ2+
184 1980 UK XZ648 : Royal Marines in 2007 type:AH7 847Sqn.
XZ648 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
188 1980 UK XZ649 : AAC; conv AH.7; ground instruction at Farnborough as XZ+
655 Sq by Jun 1996
189 1980 UK XZ650 : AAC; conv AH.7; w/o 22sep94
w/o 22sep94 AH7 type, disintegrated after loss of one r+
192 1980 UK XZ651 : ff Sep 1980, dd 02 Oct 1980
UK XZ651 : AAC; conv AH.7
Noted at Dishforth as Lynx AH.7 Coded 3
657 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
ah7 part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq/O an+
193 1980 UK XZ652 : AAC d/d 05nov80
2007 Lynx AH7 type 653 Sqn
XZ652 : Oct134 now resident at Serco Fire Training facility at +
201 1980 UK XZ653 : AH.1 ff 20 Oct 1980, dd 6 Nov 1980
ah7 AAC; conv AH.7
663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
at Kassel Calden Airport with Apaches
type AH.7 9Reg. at Esbjerg dep. to EHAM
type AH.7 9Reg. at Schiphol night stop from EKEB
SoC 11 Apr 2015
to MoD Lyneham on 17 Jun 2015
205 1980 UK XZ654 : Royal Marines in 2007 type:AH7 847Sqn.
UK XZ654 : 2009 AAC AH.7 type
being stripped for spares at Middle Wallop
: Shannon, County Clare, Ireland since
209 1980 UK XZ655 : AAC; conv AH.7
ah7 671Sqn./A
XZ655 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
212 1981 UK XZ661 : AAC; conv AH.7
214 1981 UK XZ662 : AAC; 1991 652Sqn
655 Sq by Sep 1997
AAC; conv AH7; w/o 02mar00
218 1981 UK XZ663 : Issued to 656 Sq in Oct 1983, to replace a Scout
AAC; conv AH.7; Dec05 671 Sqn/I
XZ663 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by May 2010, still No+
221 1981 UK XZ664 : AAC AH.1 f/f 27mar81, d/d 10apr81; conv AH.7; 2006 to c+
23 Jun 1988 forced to land under fire while with 665 Sq+
AH.7 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
w/o 21feb01 crashed following tail rotor failure while +
XZ664 : to Barby paintball site as hulk, by May 2010, until lat+
pictured at paintball range "Warfighters R6 Centre" ne+
Tail boom at HMS Sultan for instructional use by
224 1981 UK XZ665 : AAC AH.1 f/f 28apr981, d/d 14may81; conv AH.7
655 Sq by Apr 1984
ah7 Conv AH.7
Jul13 pictured at paintball range "Warfighters R6 Centr+
XZ665 : at Barby paintball site by May 2010. Still there Dec 20+
226 1981 UK XZ666 : AAC; conv AH.7; SEAE Arborfield
Affectionately known as Damien. Known to produce sp+
227 1981 UK XZ667 : AAC; conv AH.7; 655 Sqn w/o 10apr94
Pilot reported double engine failure and ditch in a fie+
229 1981 UK XZ668 : AAC; conv AH.7; w/o 20aug95; seen at Middle Wallop
Crashed off coast of Croatia, 1 crew survived
wreck at Middle Wallop by Mar 1997
at Cranfield by Aug 2015
230 1981 UK XZ669 : AH.1 ff 30 Jun 1981
AAC; conv AH.7
AH.7 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
Apr07 type: AH.7 665Sqn.
671Sq/I by Oct 2009
233 1981 UK XZ670 : AAC; conv AH.7; May05 672Sqn(9 Regt)
ah7 2007 type:AH.7 653Sqn.
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq/A an+
234 1981 UK XZ671 : AAC; 652 Sqn w/o 24jan85
236 1981 UK XZ672 : AAC; conv AH.7
ah7 2007 type:AH.7 653Sqn.
XZ672 : Sadly dismantled. The door turned up on Ebay!
238 1981 UK XZ673 : AAC; conv AH.7
655 Sq by Sep 1997
239 1981 UK XZ674 : 656 Sq, 9 REGT, during Jul 1999
Fleetlands dep Sep 2005; 669 Sq 4 REGT Sep 2005
AAC; 2007 type:Lynx AH7 669Sqn.
240 1981 UK XZ675 : 671Sqn./M at Chivenor Air Day.
AAC; conv AH.7; 1997 as /E 671 Sqd Blue Eagles; ?? to s+
241 1982 UK XZ676 : AAC; conv AH.7
ah7 2007 type:AH.7 653Sqn.
XZ676 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
Feb15 on eBay £24,000
Jul15 at a campsite as accommodation. where ??; origina+
Situated at Ream Hills Caravan Park, near Blackpool. Th+
242 1982 UK XZ677 : AAC; conv AH.7; Oct07 9 Regt
244 1982 UK XZ678 : AAC; conv AH.7
247 1982 UK XZ679 : AH.1 ff 14 Jun 1982
ah7 Conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
ah7 AAC; conv AH.7; Jan05 672Sqn (9 Regt)
pictured at RNAS Yeovilton, during Commando assault fi+
type: AH.7 9Reg. at Coningsby
type AH.7 9Reg. at Esbjerg dep. to EHAM
type AH.7 9Reg. at Schiphol night stop from EKEB
SoC 11 Apr 2015
to MoD Lyneham on 3 Sep 2015
250 1982 UK XZ680 : 656 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
AAC; conv AH.7; May05 671 Sqn/E
XZ680 : hull at Air and Ground, Hixon by Nov 2012, still Nov 20+


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