Westland Lynx

Lynx AH7

1985








Westland Lynx AH7

Upgraded version for the Army Air Corps, with Gem 41-1 engines and uprated gearbox of the AH.5 plus a larger, composite tail rotor. Twelve new build, with 107 Lynx AH.1s converted. A small number also by the Royal Marines
The final flight of the Lynx AH.7 in AAC service took place at Middle Wallop on 31 Jul 2015.


Model News


British Army Retires Last Lynx AH.7, 31-Jul-15 : British Army Air Corps retires their last Lynx AH.7 helicopter on a farewell ceremony at Middle Wallop. They will continue to use the AH.9A (until 2018) and the recently introduced Wildcat



Specifications


Engine: 2 x RR Gem 41
Capacity: 2 + 8
Length: (m) 12.06
Height: (m) 3.4
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m)
Disc area: (m2)
Weight: (kgs)
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 232     Max: 330
Range: (km) 885
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)
blueprints

List of Operators of Westland Lynx AH7


From Organisation with model Lynx AH7
1971
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 AH7

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021 1977 UK XZ173 : ah1 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
2007 type:AH.1 653Sqn.
030 1977 UK XZ175 : ah1 AAC AH.1 f/f 20sep77, d/d 03oct77; conv to AH.7
AAC Lynx AH.1 noted at Westland Factory Yeovil - EGHG 1+
Conv AH.7
1997 AH7 type 671Sqn /Z
XZ175 : at Barby paintball site by May 2010. Still there Dec 20+
UK XZ175 : Jul13 pictured at paintball range "Warfighters R6 Centr+
037 1977 UK XZ176 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
AH.1 ff 17 Oct 1977, dd 02 Nov 1977
AH.1 ATS/A by 1985
AAC; 2jun98 651Sqn. visit
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
Apr07 type: AH.7 665Sqn.
UK XZ176 : RM 847 Sqn
AH.7 847 NAS departed VL by road 11 Oct 2007 (to DARA F+
UK XZ176 : 671 Sq by Oct 2009
055 1980 UK XZ180 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
UK XZ180 : Royal Marines; 15jan92 3CBAS./R visit Valkenburg
16jan92 3CBAS./R visit Eelde
16jan92 3CBAS./R visit Sylt
1995 3CBAS; 1997 847Sqn./R; 2000 847Sqn./R
UK XZ180 : AAC, noted Feb08
07sep14 pictured as /C during Air Waves at Portrush
058 1978 UK XZ182 : ah1 AAC for Royal Marines
UK XZ182 : May86 AH1 type 3CBAS /23A pictured (pic1) at RNAS Yeovi+
15jan92 AH.7 type as 3CBAS /M visit Valkenburg, Netherl+
16jan92 3CBAS /M visit Eelde
16jan92 3CBAS /M visit Sylt
2000 847Sqn./M
08Jul06 847 NAS pictured (pic2) in the static display a+
05jan10 seen together with XZ177 make a nightstop at Am+
065 1978 UK XZ184 : ah1 AAC AH1 f/f 21jun78, d/d 06jul78; conv AH.7; 2007 671 +
15jul11 pictured (top) asg 9 Regt at RAF Fairford durin+
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 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
AH.1 ff 14 Jul 1978, dd 4 Aug 1978
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
Feb04 AH.7 type asg 672Sqn. AAC Disforth
XZ185 : May15 on display at Pima Air Museum in Tucson, AZ
082 1978 UK XZ190 : ah1 AH.1 ff 6 Sep 1978, dd 19 Oct 1978
conv AH.7
663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
AAC; 2007 type:AH7 672Sqn.; 2011 type:AH7 9Reg.
089 1978 UK XZ192 : ah1 655 Sq by Jun 1996
UK XZ192 : Royal Marines; conv AH7
098 1979 UK XZ196 : ah1 AAC AH.1 f/f 07feb79, d/d 14sep79
Feb04 AH.7 type asg 672Sqn. AAC Disforth
18oct12 pictured as /T at RAF Northolt
100 1978 UK XZ197 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
AH.1 ff 15 Jan 1979, dd 21 Feb 1979
Conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
126 1979 UK XZ210 : ah1 AH.1 ff 9 Jul 1979, dd 22 Feb 1984
UK XZ210 : Conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
Fleetlands by Apr 2005; 672Sq 9 REGT by May 2005
AAC; conv AH.7; May05 672 Sq (9 Regt); w/o 01dec11 caug+
127 1979 UK XZ211 : ah1 ff 18 Jul 1979, dd 1 Aug 1979
656 Sq, 9 REGT, during Jul 1999
Apr07 type: AH.7 665Sqn.
AAC; conv AH.7; Oct07 9 Regt
138 1979 UK XZ216 : ah1 AH.1 ff 13 Sep 1979, dd 4 Oct 1979
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. +
144 1979 UK XZ219 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
07may96 pictured at Ilidza, Bosnia during Operation Joi+
2007 type:AH.7 653Sqn.
Oct07 9 Regt
146 1980 UK XZ220 : ah1 AAC f/f 17jan80, d/d 12dec80; conv AH.7
2jun98 with 651Sqn visit Elmpt Station, Germany
XZ220 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
UK XZ220 : 29jan15 pictured what is left of XZ220 at Ream Hills Fa+
149 1979 UK XZ605 : ah1 3CBAS /L, noted visiting Tregantle on 23 Nov 1982
Royal Marines; 15jan92 3CBAS./Y visit Valkenburg
16jan92 3CBAS./Y visit Eelde
16jan92 3CBAS./Y visit Sylt
1993 3CBAS./Y; 1995 847Sqn./Y; 2000 847Sqn./Y
UK XZ605 : AAC; 2010 7 Regt AH.7 type
150 1979 UK XZ606 : ah1 damaged in heavy landing at Bessbrook 2 jan 1986
AAC; conv AH.7
nov06 667Sqn.
XZ606 : At delta force paintball, Billericay, Essex, by May17
152 1979 UK XZ608 : ah1 AAC; 1984 652Sqn
657 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
2011 657Sqn
154 1979 UK XZ609 : ah1 AH.1 ff 17 Jan 1980, dd 28 May 1981
UK XZ609 : Conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
AAC; conv AH.7; Sep05 655 Sqn 5 Regt
Apr07 type: AH.7 665Sqn.
159 1980 UK XZ612 : ah1 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 (+
11jul09 asg 847 NAS pictured (pic1) in the flying displ+
15jul11 pictured (pic2) at RAF Fairford during RIAT 201+
09jul13 13:44 BST seen flying fast and low heading nort+
161 1980 UK XZ614 : ah1 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
167 1980 UK XZ616 : ah1 ff 12 Mar 1980, dd 28 Mar 1980
UK XZ616 : 657 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
AAC; 2011 type:AH7 657Sqn.
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq and +
172 1980 UK XZ641 : ah1 AAC AH1 ff 12may80, dd 29may80; 653 Sq by 1984 still +
25 Flt by 2000; served in Northern Ireland with 655 Sq +
UK XZ641 : Royal Marines in 2007 type:AH7 847Sqn.
178 1980 UK XZ643 : ah1 AH.1 ff 16 May 1980, dd 4 Jun 1980
conv AH.7
AH.7 654 Sq, 4 REGT during Jul 1999
AAC; conv AH.7; 01jun12 pictured as /C at RAF Odiham Fa+
08jul12 AH.7 type pictured (bot) as 671Sqn /C at RIAT a+
192 1980 UK XZ651 : ah1 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
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq/O an+
201 1980 UK XZ653 : ah1 AH.1 ff 20 Oct 1980, dd 6 Nov 1980
AAC; conv AH.7
663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
18may13 at Kassel Calden Airport with Apaches
20mar15 type AH.7 9Reg. at Esbjerg dep. to EHAM
20mar15 type AH.7 9Reg. at Schiphol night stop from EKE+
209 1980 UK XZ655 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
nov06 671Sqn./A
XZ655 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
224 1981 UK XZ665 : ah1 AAC AH.1 f/f 28apr981, d/d 14may81; conv AH.7
655 Sq by Apr 1984
Conv AH.7
XZ665 : at Barby paintball site by May 2010. Still there Dec 20+
UK XZ665 : Jul13 pictured at paintball range "Warfighters R6 Centr+
233 1981 UK XZ670 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7; May05 672Sqn(9 Regt)
2007 type:AH.7 653Sqn.
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq/A an+
236 1981 UK XZ672 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
2007 type:AH.7 653Sqn.
XZ672 : Sadly dismantled. The door turned up on Ebay!
241 1982 UK XZ676 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
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+
247 1982 UK XZ679 : ah1 AH.1 ff 14 Jun 1982
Conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
AAC; conv AH.7; Jan05 672Sqn (9 Regt)
05Jul08 pictured at RNAS Yeovilton, during Commando ass+
20mar15 type AH.7 9Reg. at Esbjerg dep. to EHAM
20mar15 type AH.7 9Reg. at Schiphol night stop from EKE+
274 1983 UK ZD272 : ah1 AAC; 1987 656Sqn
AAC; conv AH.7
24+25jul99 671Sqn. Blue Eagles Fairford air show
ZD272 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
275 1983 UK ZD273 : ah1 AAC AH.1 f/f 09feb83, d/d 28mar83; conv AH.7
15jul10 type: AH.7 671Sqn./A
Jul13 pictured Cabin preserved for ground instruction a+
279 1983 UK ZD275 : ah1 AAC d/d 30mar83 AH1 type; conv AH7; 655sqd/5regt w/o 19+
656 Sq by 1984, 657 Sq by 1985 still 1991, 657 Sq/Q by +
653 Sq/F by 1993, 655 Sq by 1994, w/o by mortar fire in+
294 1983 UK ZD278 : ah1 AAC; 1991 662Sqn
Apr07 type: AH.7 665Sqn.
06may12 pictured (top) as AH.7 type /F at Abingdon Air +
13jul13 pictured (bot) as AH.7 type 671 Sq /F at RNAS Y+
302 1983 UK ZD280 : ah1 AH.1 ff 10 Aug 1983, dd 30 Aug 1983
Conv to AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
AAC; 2000 type AH.7 651Sqn.
Apr07 AH.7 type 665Sqn.
20mar15 type AH.7 9Reg. at Esbjerg dep. to EHAM
20mar15 type AH.7 9Reg. at Schiphol night stop from EKE+
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq and +
ZD280 : preserved at FAST Museum in Farnborough as a new exhibi+
306 1983 UK ZD282 : ah1 Royal Marines; 1985 3CBAS /24A
15jan92 3CBAS./L visit Valkenburg
16jan92 3CBAS./L visit Eelde
16jan92 3CBAS./L visit Sylt
Jul00 847Sqn./L
10jul10 pictured at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day; 23jun12 wi+
311 1984 UK ZD284 : ah1 AH.1 ff 24 Jan 1984, dd 6 Feb 1984
UK ZD284 : Royal Marines; 1985 3CBAS/24B
UK ZD284 : Conv AH.7
AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
Fleetlands by Apr 2005; 655 Sq by May 2005
AAC; conv AH.7; 18jul10 pictured at RIAT 2010
319 1985 UK ZE375 : ah9 AAC; 1995 AH.9 type 659Sqn.
ah.9a conv to AH9A type
320 1985 UK ZE376 : AAC; conv AH.9
ah9 10sep06 661Sqn. Tag der Heeresflieger
ah.9a conv AH9A type
Iraq until 2009;to 9 REGT
321 UK ZE377 : AAC; 657 Sqn w/o 01aug89
322 1986 UK ZE378 : AAC
AH.7 654 Sq, 4 REGT during Jul 1999
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq and +
323 1986 UK ZE379 : AAC
324 1986 UK ZE380 : ah9 AAC; conv AH.9; 2009 672Sqn
ah.9a conv AH9A type
28jan16 pictured at Newquay Airport
325 1986 UK ZE381 : AAC
328 1987 UK ZE382 : ah9 AAC; 1998 AH.9 type 659Sqn /3
w/o 09sep04 in Czech Rpublic, 661Sqn AH.9 type
329 1986 UK ZF537 : ah9 AAC; conv AH.9 type; Sep05 1Regt
672Sq (9 Regt) by Apr 2005, until Sep 2005; 1 Regt Sep +
returned to 1 REGT from Iraq, 10 Jun 2009
ah.9a conv AH.9A type
09sep16 type: AH.9A 657Sqn. at Prestwick
657 Sq. Took part in celebration flypast to mark end of+
330 1987 UK ZF538 : ah9 AAC; conv AH.9; Jan06 1 Regt
653 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
UK ZF538 : ah.9a conv AH.9A type, also with AAC
Royal Marines in 2007 847Sqn.
UK ZF538 : 657 Sq. Took part in celebration flypast to mark end of+
331 1987 UK ZF539 : ah9 AAC; 1995 type:AH.9 659Sqn.
653 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
Jun05 1 Regt
UK ZF539 : Royal Marines in 2007 847Sqn.
UK ZF539 : To Everett Aero by Apr 2018
332 1987 UK ZF540 : ah9 AAC; 1995 type:AH.9 659Sqn.
653 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
Jan06 1 Regt
Iraq until 2009;to 9 REGT
written off in fatal crash, c 10.5 nm S of Kandahar air+
333 1987 UK ZD560 : Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) Boscombe Dow d/d 1988;+
24/25jul99 ETPS. Fairford air show
13jul04 ETPS. homebase
15jul10 ETPS at Boscombe Down
09jul11 pictured (bot) again 19 years later at Yeovilto+
Aug12 at Boscombe Down, Complete and live
53 C/N.

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