Westland Lynx

Lynx HMA.8


HAS.3 upgraded based on Super Lynx 100 GEM42-200 engines, BERP type main rotors and the AH.7 larger tail rotor

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Lynx / Sea Venom Missile Compatibility Test, 05-Apr-17 : QinetiQ and the Royal Navy conducted trials at Boscombe Down between a Lynx Mk8 helicopter and the MBDA Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile

List of Operators of Westland Lynx HMA.8

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017 1977 UK XZ236 : has.2 Westland Jun77
UK XZ236 : Nov78 as 702Sqn /SS-450 HAS.2 type at Yeovilton
UK XZ236 : A&AEE Boscombe Down by May 1980 and then until c Sep 19+
HMA.8 prototype commenced Sep 1990, completed at Yeovil+
UK XZ236 : QinetiQ 2007, HMA.8 type
091 1978 UK XZ253 : has.2 Being built as XZ253 but re-allocated as XZ689 on produ+
UK XZ689 : RN Type: HAS.2 noted 15Apr79 with NASU at HMS Heron RN+
f/f 15 Dec 1978, d/d 22 Jan 1979, HAS.2 RNAY Fleetlands+
has.3 NASU Yeovilton by Sep for conv to HAS.3, completed by c+
815Sq Edinburgh Flt/411-EB by Jan 1988 until c Nov 1989+
RN; 1995 type:HAS.3S 815Sqn./403; 2007 Campbeltown 815S+
to Fleetlands for conv to HMA.8, completed c Feb 1998
to HMA.8DSP, AMG until Jan 2006, 815Sq/307 Jan 2006, 81+
02jul16 pictured as 815 NAS /314 at RNAS Yeovilton duri+
113 1979 UK XZ690 : has.2 RN Type: HAS.2 noted 15Jun79 with NASU at HMS Heron RN+
RN d/d 30May79 HAS.2 type to NASU RNAS Yeovilton; 07Jul+
04Aug87 pictured (top) as HAS2 type 829 Sqn (badge on d+
08Oct87 RNAY Fleetlands coded PO.600; 30Oct87 829 Squad+
has.3 12Feb88 NASU RNAS Yeovilton
16Mar88 AMG RNAS Porland; 03May88 NATIU RNAS Lee-on-Sol+
26jul88 picture as HAS.3 type 702 Sqn /PO-635 asg RFA A+
has.3s 24Jul92 HAS.3s conversion RNAY Fleetlands
07Dec92 coded --.450 829 Squadron, HMS Sirius Flight; 0+
02Dec97 RNAY Fleetlands for HMA.8 Conversion
hma.8das 06Jun02 noted as HMA8(DSP) with 815 squadron, HMS Somer+
01may05 pictured (bot) as 815Sqn /404 HMS Iron Duke (F2+
hma.8sru 18Jun08 noted coded --.313 of 815Squadron; 01Jul09 note+
2009 HMA8 type 815Sqn /301
XZ690 : 22oct17 apparently she's at Delta force Paintball in Gl+
30jun18 seen today, is indeed at the West Glasgow Delt+
117 1979 UK XZ691 : has.2 RN Type: HAS.2 noted 15Apr79 with NASU at HMS Heron RN+
RN HAS.2 702 Sq/480-VL by Nov 1979; 815Sq/300-VL by Nov+
04Aug87 pictured (pic1) as HAS2 type 829 Sqd HMS Beaver+
has.3 815Sq Active Flt /322-AV by Jun 1988, for HAS.3S conv N+
has.3s 815Sq Amazon Flt /320-AZ by May 1990; 815Sq Newcastle F+
stored, 815Sq Richmond (227) Flt/474-RM by May 1996 sti+
27Jul09 pictured (pic2) as 815Sq Chatham Flt/349 (by Ju+
815Sq Lancaster Flt/415-LA by Sep 2009; 815Sq Argyll Fl+
hma.8sru Dec09 pictured (pic3) as HMA8SRU type 815Sqd /415 on US+
16mar13 pictured (pic4) during visit of HMS Westminster+
02jul16 pictured (pic5) as 815 NAS /310-VL at RNAS Yeov+
132 1979 UK XZ695 : has.2 RN, 05Sep79 f/f Westlands Yeovil, 14Sep79 d/d RN HAS2 N+
has.3 15Dec87 to NASU Yeovilton for HAS3 conversion; 05May88 +
16May88 pictured as HAS.3 type of 829 Sq, Battleaxe cod+
has.3s 30Jan89 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS3S Conversion (4th Co+
2000 approx date converted to HMA.8 standard
815 Sq HQ Flt/308 by Jul 2001 until c Aug 2003. Took p+
hma.8dsp 17Apr04 noted coded 318 at the London Air Show in the E+
w/o 03mar05, 815Sq Nottingham Flt/417 ditched in Arabia+
177 1980 UK XZ722 : has.2 RN HAS.2 f/f 23jun80, d/d 08jul80
815 NAS Andromeda Flt / 472 by Dec 1980, until c Mar 19+
1986 as 829 NAS /346 HMS Broadsword Flight for Falkland+
1998 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /NL-372
Apr98 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /AY-365 embarked HMS Argyll (F2+
08Jul06 702 NAS / 671 pictured (pic1) in the hangar dis+
HMA.8 815Sq Argyll Flt/365-AY by 1 Jun 2002, until c N+
2007 HMA.8 type 702Sqn /671 Black Cats c/s
702 NAS/645 by Dec 2009 to at least Jul 2011
10jul11 pictured (pic2) as XZ722/645 (nearest camera) w+
XZ722 : 12feb18 on display at PIMA Air and Space Museum, Tucson+
185 1980 UK XZ723 : has.2 RN HAS.2 f/f 10jul80, d/d 31jul80
embarked HMS Antelope in Pymouth (replacing XZ691) befo+
has.3 22feb93 HAS.3 type 815Sqn /330
1998 HMA.8 type 702Sqn /307
hma.8sru 2011 HMA.8SRU type 815Sqn /MR-444
11jul14 LynxHMA.8SRU type pictured as XZ723 702Sqn /672+
XZ723 : Delta paintball centre, Bristol by May17
190 1980 UK XZ725 : has.2 RN HAS.2 f/f 08aug80, d/d 04sep80; HAS.2 815Sq Battlea+
25apr82 as 815Sq Brilliant Flt/431, attacked ARA Santa +
815Sq Newcastle Flt on 8 May 1982; 815Sq Ambuscade Flt/+
has.3 conv HAS.3, 815Sq Amazon Flt/320-AZ by Feb 1988; 815Sq +
13jul97 HAS.3S type 702 Sqn /633
conv HMA.8 by Jun 2002; 815Sq Richmond Flt/474 by Aug 2+
hma.8sru Lynx HMA8 (SRU) type by 2016
Feb/Apr 2016 asg 815Sq Monmouth 229 Flt/415 Black Knigh+
Apr/Jun 2016 asg 815Sq RFA Fort Victoria (A387)
815Sq Monmouth Flt/415 Black Knight by Jun16
200 1980 UK XZ728 : has.2 26Sept80 delivered to NASU Yeovilton as HAS.2; 30Mar81 +
has.3 04Jun87 to 19Oct87 Converted at NASU Yeovilton
19Oct87 to 815Squadron, HMS Jupiter as HAS.3, noted 04N+
has.3s 06Jan94 to 20May94 RNAS Fleetlands for conversion to HA+
30May94 to 815Squadron, HMS Iron Duke. Noted 12Jul94 co+
03Jul95 to 18Oct96 RNAY Fleetlands for conversion to HM+
18Oct96 to 815Squadron, HMS Monmouth as HMA.8. Noted un+
w/o 18feb97 815Sqn /MM-415 fell over the side of HMS Mo+
11Mar97 to AMG Portland; 21Apr97 to RNAY Fleetlands for+
2007 HMA.8 type /326, preserved at Yeovilton
30Dec10 noted as Gate Guard RNAS Yeovilton painted as A+
202 1980 UK XZ729 : has.2 HAS.2 815Sq Broadsword Flt/346-BW by Nov 1981, 815Sq 22+
as 815Sq Brilliant Flt/342-BT, attacked and damaged ARA+
(Falklands damage repaired), 815Sq HQ Flt/306 by Jan 19+
has.3 conv HAS.3, 815Sq Phoebe Flt/471-PB by Oct 1986, 815Sq +
RN; 13jul97 type:HAS.3S 702Sqn./632
conv HMA.8 by Dec 2001, 702 Sq/318 by Aug 2003, 815Sq R+
08Jul06 815 NAS Nottingham Flt / 417 pictured (pic1) on+
RN d/d 1980; 23jan09 pictured (pic2) as HMA8/426 on USS+
11jul09 pictured (pic3) as 815 NAS Portland Flt / 426, +
2011 HMA8 type 815Sqn./350
21jul13 pictured (pic4) and (pic5) as /415 HMS Montrose+
204 1980 UK XZ731 : has.2 815Sq/306 noted visiting on 27 Apr 1982
RN; 04Aug87 pictured (pic1) as HAS.3 type 702 Sqn /641 +
conv to HMA.8 at NARO Fleetlands c Mar 1996 to Jul 1997+
Aug98 HMA8 type as 815Sqn /MA-363 at Portsmouth harbour+
Assigned as 815Sq 203 Flt /375-SM to HMS Somerset Jan 2+
27jan12 HMA.8 type pictured (pic2) as /323 aboard HMS L+
02jul16 pictured (pic3) as 815 NAS /311-VL at RNAS Yeov+
11jul16 pictured (pic4) on display at FIA 2016
255 UK ZD252 : has.3 RN d/d Sep82; conv HMA8 type; date unk at Lynx Operatio+
has.3s 13+14jun12 815Sqn./302
13jul97 815Sqn./671 type:HMA.8
24+25jul99 HMA.8 type 702Sqn /671 at Fairford air show
2007 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /318
30may12 flying ILS approaches as /WL335 to Biggin Hill
13jul13 pictured (pic1) as /674 at RNAS Yeovilton
815Sq Dragon Flt/455 by Oct 2014
30jan15 pictured (pic2) as 226 Flt 815Sqn /455 HMS Drag+
06feb15 pictured (pic3) as 226 Flt 815Sqn /455 HMS Dra+
267 1982 UK ZD257 : has.3 815Sq/346-BW Broadsword Flt by Jul 1984; 815Sq/334-SN S+
has.3s 815Sq/475-HM Hermione Flt by Sep 1990, 815Sq/420-EX Exe+
deployed aboard HMS Southampton to assist in Earthquake+
AMG Portland by Nov 1996, NARO Fleetlands by Jun 1997 f+
815Sq/474-RM Richmond Flt by Dec 1998, DARA Fleetlands +
RN; 18jun11 pictured (top) as HMA8SRU type /642 with Bl+
03mar13 pictured (bot) as /300 during visit of HMS Lanc+
297 1983 UK ZD262 : has.3 RN, f/f 21Jul83 Westlands Yeovil; 27Jul83 to RNAY Wroug+
Apr86 pictured (pic1) on emergency landing after wire +
03mar88 pictured (pic2) as HAS.3 702NAS /632, seconds a+
08Apr88 Training detatchment with ZD565
19Sep90 to RNAS Portland AMG coded PO.632; 23May91 to 7+
has.3s 09Jul93 to RNAS Portland AMG and converted to HAS3S sta+
17Oct96 to RNAY Fleetlands coded -.641 for HMA8 convers+
04sep05 suffered engine fire, recovered by road on low+
hma.8dsp conv HMA.8DSP type; 02sep05 dam; repaired; 2006 702 Sqd+
05sep09 pictured (pic3) as 815Sqd /327 on HMS Somerset +
19may10 pictured (pic4) as 217 Flt 815Sqn /332 on HMS L+
09jul11 pictured (pic5) as /301 ( also with Sea King ZA+
ZD262 : Middle Wallop by Jan18; being stripped of any parts th+
303 1983 UK ZD265 : has.3 RN, f/f 23aug83, d/d 05sep83
815 Sq Newcastle Flt /345-NC from May 1985, until c Feb+
transferred c 250 evacuees, 6 at a time from mv Diamond+
13jul88 pictured as HAS.3 type /BA.328 of 829 Squadron,+
829 Sq Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT from Oct 1989 until c O+
18 Apr 1992: winched a firefighting team from HMS Campb+
815 Sq York Flt / 407-YK by Nov 1992 until c Dec 1993; +
RNAY Fleetlands by Mar 1995 for conv to HMA.8, complete+
815 Sq Northumberland Flt / 372-NL by Sep 1996 until c +
hma.8dsp RNAY Fleetlands by Apr 2001 for conv to HMA.8DSP, compl+
2007 HMA.8 type as 815Sqn /308
702 NAS/643 embarked
307 1983 UK ZD267 : has.3 ff Sep 1983 and straight to storage at RNAY Wroughton b+
ff as HMA.8 at Yeovil Mar 1989. to / from Canada for co+
UK ZD267 : to A2853 at ETS Yeovilton by Apr 2010.
316 1985 UK ZD565 : has.3 RN, f/f 10Jan85 Westlands Yeovil; 28Jan85 delievered RN+
16apr88 pictured (pic1) as HAS.3 of 702NAS /633 at the+
has.3s 04May91 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS3S conversion; 22Nov9+
17Mar94 to RNAS Portland AMG coded -.633; 26Sep94 to 70+
1995 HAS.3S type: 702 Sqn
09Jan96 to 815Squadron HMS Boxer coded XB.376; 09Sep96 +
20Mar98 to RNAY Fleetlands for HMA 8 Conversion
702 Sq/674 by Sep 1999; 702 Sq/676 by Nov 2000; 815Sq N+
2004 HMA.8 type 815Sqn /307
hma.8das 2007 HMA.8(DAS) type 815Sqn /365
23jun12 pictured (pic2) as /314 behind XZ719 at RNAS Cu+
07jul13 pictured (pic3) as 815Sq /314 at RNAS Yeovilton
hma.8sru 24aug14 pictured (pic4) HMA8SRU type aboard HMS Iron D+
29aug14 in Simon s Town, South Africa Navy base, aboard+
337 1987 UK ZF560 : has.3s ff 14 Jan 1988. Wroughton store by Mar 1988; 829 Sq Cor+
has.3cts to RNAY Fleetlands by Jun 1990 for conversion to HAS.3C+
815 Sq Avenger Flt / 341-AG by Feb 1991, until c Sep 19+
to Westland Aug 1993 for conversion to HMA.8, until c N+
RN; 1996 type:HMA8 702Sqn./404; aug1998 Portsmouth harb+
embarked as 815 NAS Iron Duke Flt /404-IR for Anti-Subm+
815 NAS Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT until c Feb 2006
to Fairoaks for mods to SRU std by Apr 2009
815Sq/330 by Nov 2009; assigned 815Sq Cornwall Flt/412-+
2010 pictured (pic1) as 219 Flt 815Sqn /412 HMS Cornwal+
03nov12 HMA8.SRU type pictured (pic2) as /455 on HMS Dr+
815Sq Duncan Flt/456 at Gibraltar, Mar 2015
29jul16 seen at RAF St Athan UAS hanger
339 1988 UK ZF562 : has.3s RN; 23Jun93 pictured (pic1) as HAS.3CTS type coded AZ/3+
has.3cts to RNAY Fleetlands by Apr 1990 for conversion to HAS.3C+
to Westland, Yeovil for HMA.8 conv, until Apr 1995
815 NAS/336-CV by Aug 1999. Embarked on HMS Coventry d+
ex-815 NAS St Albans Flt/427-SB by Oct 2005
2007 HMA.8 type /670 702Sqn ; 2009 HMA.8 type /645 702S+
702 NAS/645 embarked
815 NAS Montrose Flt/444-MR by Mar 2014; 815 NAS Dauntl+
26jul14 pictured (pic2) as 815 NAS Dauntless Flt / 452-+
05feb16 type: HMA.8SRU 815 NAS /IR-404 embarked HMS Iro+
27jul16 arrived for RNAS Culdrose Air Day 2016 (28 Jul)
28Jul16 815 NAS/404 Iron Duke Flt, wearing radar fairin+
19 C/N.

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