Westland Lynx HAS.2, 702Sqn Fleet Air Arm,
Airfix, with modeldecal markings. Scratch built Sea Skuas on Airwaves pylons. Link to Build Page
Westland's Lynx was the main UK contribution to the 1960s UK-
Did you know?
1. The original Lynx tail rotor was optimised for speed, with its top blade rotating
against the direction of advance. This gave an approaching Lynx a distinctively loud
banging sound as the tail rotor tips exceeded the speed of sound! More recent Lynx
models have the direction of rotation reversed to give greater control whilst in
the hover (the blade now rotates against the main rotor downwash), which is better
suited for ship-
2. The Lynx still holds the world speed record for a helicopter. It was also one of the first helicopters able to loop the loop, thanks to its rigid rotor system.
3. Parts of the Lynx tail assembly were apparently produced by convicts serving "hard labour" within the French penal system.
Westland Lynx HAS.3, 815 Sqn Fleet Air Arm,
Airfix, out the box. Torpedoes converted to Sting Rays.
Westland Lynx HAS.3 ICE, 815 Sqn Fleet Air Arm,
Airfix, with scratch Orange Crop antennae, scratch BERP Blades and scratch blade fold/handling frames Link to Build Page
Westland Lynx HMA.8, 815 Sqn Fleet Air Arm,
Airfix Mk3 with Airwaves conversion (resin nose,tail, weapons pylons & BERP blades) and Italeri Sea Skua missiles
Westland Lynx AH.7, 847 Sqn Fleet Air Arm,
Airfix AH.1/HMA.8 hybrid, with scratch countermeasures fit, sights, TOW missiles and decals
Agusta Westland Lynx HMA.8, 702 Sqn Fleet Air Arm,
HobbyBoss with Model Alliance decals
Agusta Westland Super Sea Lynx Mk.88A,
Airfix with HobbyBoss decals
The Westland Lynx……….