Westland Lynx


Lynx AH7


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.

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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


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)


From Organisation with model Lynx AH7
united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)
    Lynx 1971/??
united kingdom Army Air Corps
    Lynx 140 1977/now
united kingdom Royal Marines
    Lynx 15 1982/13
Construction Numbers on database of Lynx AH7


Construction Numbers Help Us

021 1977 XZ173 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
2007 type:AH.1 653Sqn.
037 1977 XZ176 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
XZ176 : RM 847 Sqn
XZ176 : AAC; 2jun98 651Sqn. visit
055 1980 XZ180 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
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
XZ180 : AAC, noted Feb08
07sep14 pictured as /C during Air Waves at Portrush
058 1978 XZ182 : ah1 AAC for Royal Marines
XZ182 : May86 AH1 type 3CBAS /23A pictured at RNAS Yeovilton
Royal Marines; 15jan92 3CBAS./M visit Valkenburg
16jan92 3CBAS /M visit Eelde
16jan92 3CBAS /M visit Sylt
2000 847Sqn./M
05jan10 seen together with XZ177 make a nightstop at Am+
065 1978 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 XZ185 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
Feb04 AH.7 type asg 672Sqn. AAC Disforth
XZ185 : May15 on display at Pima Air Museum in Tucson, AZ
089 1978 XZ192 : ah1 655 Sq by Jun 1996
XZ192 : Royal Marines; conv AH7
098 1979 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
144 1979 XZ219 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
07may96 pictured at Ilidza, Bosnia during Operation Joi+
2007 type:AH.7 653Sqn.
Oct07 9 Regt
146 1980 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
XZ220 : 29jan15 pictured what is left of XZ220 at Ream Hills Fa+
149 1979 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
XZ605 : AAC; 2010 7 Regt AH.7 type
150 1979 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 XZ608 : ah1 AAC; 1984 652Sqn
2011 657Sqn
159 1980 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 L+
15jul11 pictured at RAF Fairford during RIAT 2011
09jul13 13:44 BST seen flying fast and low heading nort+
161 1980 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 XZ616 : ah1 AAC; 2011 type:AH7 657Sqn.
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq and +
172 1980 XZ641 : ah1 AAC AH1 ff 12may80, dd 29may80; 653 Sq by 1984 still +
25 Flt by 2000; served in Northern Ireland with 655 Sq +
XZ641 : Royal Marines in 2007 type:AH7 847Sqn.
192 1980 XZ651 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq/O an+
Noted at Dishforth as Lynx AH.7 Coded 3
201 1980 XZ653 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
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 XZ655 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
nov06 671Sqn./A
XZ655 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
233 1981 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 XZ672 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7
2007 type:AH.7 653Sqn.
241 1982 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 XZ679 : ah1 AAC; conv AH.7; Jan05 672Sqn (9 Regt)
06jul08 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 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 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 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 ZD278 : ah1 AAC; 1991 662Sqn
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 ZD280 : ah1 AAC; 2000 type AH.7 651Sqn.
Conv to AH.7
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 +
306 1983 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+
319 1985 ZE375 : ah9 AAC; 1995 AH.9 type 659Sqn.
ah.9a conv to AH9A type
320 1985 ZE376 : AAC; conv AH.9
ah9 10sep06 661Sqn. Tag der Heeresflieger
ah.9a conv AH9A type
Iraq until 2009;to 9 REGT
321 ZE377 : AAC; 657 Sqn w/o 01aug89
322 1986 ZE378 : AAC
part of flypast to mark 70th anniversary of 671 Sq and +
323 1986 ZE379 : AAC
324 1986 ZE380 : ah9 AAC; conv AH.9; 2009 672Sqn
ah.9a conv AH9A type
28jan16 pictured at Newquay Airport
325 1986 ZE381 : AAC
328 1987 ZE382 : ah9 AAC; 1998 AH.9 type 659Sqn /3
w/o 09sep04 in Czech Rpublic, 661Sqn AH.9 type
329 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
330 ZF538 : ah9 AAC; conv AH.9; Jan06 1 Regt
ZF538 : Royal Marines in 2007 847Sqn.
ah.9a conv AH.9A type, also with AAC
331 1987 ZF539 : ah9 AAC; 1995 type:AH.9 659Sqn.
Jun05 1 Regt
ZF539 : Royal Marines in 2007 847Sqn.
332 1987 ZF540 : ah9 AAC; 1995 type:AH.9 659Sqn.
Jan06 1 Regt
Iraq until 2009;to 9 REGT
written off in fatal crash, c 10.5 nm S of Kandahar air+
333 1987 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
43 C/N.

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