Specifications for the
Westland / AgustaWestland Lynx
Multi-role Helicopter / Anti-Submarine / Anti-Ship
Focus Model: Westland / AgustaWestland Lynx AH.9
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Westland / AgustaWestland - UK
Initial Year of Service: 1978
Crew: 2 + 12
Length: 43.44ft (13.24m)
Width: 42.06ft (12.82m)
Height: 12.24ft (3.73m)
Weight (Empty): 7,705lbs (3,495kg)
Weight (MTOW): 11,299lbs (5,125kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Gen 42-1 turboshaft engines driving a four-blade main rotor and a tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 158mph (255kmh; 138kts)
Maximum Range: 426miles (685km)
Service Ceiling: 10,597ft (3,230m; 2.0miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,480 feet per minute (756m/min)
Variant-specific armament may include the following:
8 x TOW anti-tank guided missiles (set of two quadruple launchers)
2 x 70mm rocket pods
2 x 20mm cannon pods on fuselage sides
4 x Sea Skua anti-ship missiles (British Navy)
4 x AS.12 wire-guided anti-ship missiles (French Navy)
2 x torpedoes (Mk 44, Mk 46, A244S or Stingray)
2 x Mk 11 depth charges
General Purpose Battlefield Role:
2 x 7.62mm general purpose machine guns (pintle mount side doors)
WG.13 - Initial Westland Prototype Designation
AH.Mk 1 - Initial Production Version
AH.Mk 1GT - Conversion model for Royal Army based on AH.Mk 1 model.
HAS.Mk 2 - Naval model for Britain
HAS.Mk 2(FN) - French naval model designation
HAS.Mk 3(S) - Improved version of the HAS.Mk 2; Updated communications equipment.
HAS.Mk 3(GM(S)) - Persian Gulf Conversion Model for Royal Navy.
HAS.Mk 3(ICE(S)) - Cold Weather Conversion Model
HAS.Mk 4(FN) - French upgraded model
AH.Mk 5 - British Army trial prototype
AH.Mk 6 - Royal Marines proposed model
AH.Mk 7 - Attack Model for Royal Marines and Royal Army branches.
HMA.Mk 8 "Super Lynx" - An upgraded attack model based on the maritime version.
AH.Mk 9 "Battlefield Lynx" - Royal Army version of the AH.7 model.
Mk.21 - Brazilian Export Model (SAH-11) based on HAS.Mk 2 variant.
Mk.21A - Brazilian Navy Export Model based on the HMA.Mk 8 Super Lynx variant.
Mk.22 - Egyptian Navy Export Model
Mk.23 - Argentine Navy Export Model
Mk.24 - Iraqi Army Export Model (never produced).
Mk.25 - Royal Netherlands Navy Export Model (UH-14A).
Mk.26 - Iraqi Army Export Version (never produced).
Mk.27 - Royal Netherlands Navy Export Version (SH-14B).
Mk.28 - Qatar Police Export Model of the HAS.Mk 1 version.
Mk.64 - South African Air Force Export Model of the Super Lynx variant.
Mk.80 - Royal Danish Navy Export Model of the HAS.Mk 2 variant.
Mk.81 - Royal Netherlands Navy Export Model (SH-14C).
Mk.82 - Egyptian Army Export Model (never produced).
Mk.83 - Saudi Arabian Army Export Model (never produced).
Mk.84 - Qatar Army Export Model (never produced).
Mk.85 - UAE Army Export Model (Never produced).
Mk.86 - Royal Norwegian Air Force Export Model based on the HAS.Mk 2.
Mk.87 - Argentine Navy Export Model (never delivered).
Mk.88 - German Navy Export Model
Mk.88A - Upgraded Mk.88 German Navy Export Model
Mk.90 - Royal Danish Navy Export Model
Mk.90B Super Lynx - Upgraded Royal Danish Navy Model of the Mk.80 and Mk.90 versions.
Mk.95 - Portuguese Navy Export Model based on the HAS.Mk 8 variant.
Mk.99 - South Korean Navy Export Model based on the HAS.Mk 8 variant.
Super Lynx 300 - Export version of the base Super Lynx.
Battlefield Lynx - Proposed Export Model Designation.
Battlefield 800 - Proposed Export Model designation; Discontinued support for project.
Lynx ACH - Experimental Test Model
SH-14A - Royal Netherlands Navy Model based on the HAS.2 variant.
SH-14B - Royal Netherlands Navy Model
SH-14C - Royal Netherlands Navy Model
SH-14D - Royal Netherlands Navy upgraded model.
SAH-11 - Brazilian Navy Export Model Designation.
Westland 30 - Passenger seating for up to 22 personnel; enlarged fuselage; 40 examples produced.
"Future Lynx" - Model under development (2009) with arrivial estimated in 2014; WD.30 style tailfins; LHTEC CTS800-4N turboshaft engines; increased payload; digital cockpit with 4 x large MFDs; laser target designator; nose-mounted optical sensor turret; new tail rotor.
Algeria; Argentina; Brazil; Denmark; France; Germany; Malaysia; Netherlands; Nigeria; Norway; Oman; Pakistan; Portugal; South Africa; South Korea; Thailand; United Kingdom; Qatar