G-LYNX

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This page is about the British helicopter G-LYNX. For other version, see Lynx AH.Mk.1.
G-LYNX
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G-LYNX
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Description

The G-LYNX is a premium rank VI British utility helicopter with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB) and 10.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision". It was removed from the store after the 8th Anniversary Sale, and was reintroduced in Update "Hot Tracks" as a Golden Eagle Ge icon.png purchaseable vehicle.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m360 km/h
Max altitude5 400 m
Engine2 х Rolls-Royce GEM 60
Power1 185 hp
Take-off weight6 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
Stock 326 302 5400
Upgraded 391 360

Survivability and armour

Flares
Fireable blocks that can switch the attention of IR-guided missiles to themselves
Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural460 km/h
Gear420 km/h

Examine the survivability of the helicopter. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 040 Sl icon.png
RB2 600 Sl icon.png
SB2 000 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 620 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 260 / 280 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 214 / 214 / 214 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
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Engine
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Replacing helicopter blades
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Flak jacket
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Helicopter frame
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NVD
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Cover
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TOW-2
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Flares
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Oerlikon_KAD_belt_pack
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AIM-92 Stinger
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AGM-114
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Oerlikon_KAD_new_gun

Armaments

Night vision devices
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Suspended armament

Number of setups7
List of setups
Setup 11 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 21 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
2 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 31 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
8 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missiles
2 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 41 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
2 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 538 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 68 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missiles
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 78 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles

The G-LYNX can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon (570 rpg) + 38 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 2 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 38 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 2 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 8 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 2 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
  • 4 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 38 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 4 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 8 x BGM-71 TOW-2 missiles
  • 4 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Hellfire missile that are great for ground target.
  • Thermal vision.
  • Good manoeuvrability.
  • Perfect control at high speed (400 km/h).

Cons:

  • The main gun is fix on the frame.
  • Doesn't have long range AA armament (over 6 km).

History

Development on the Lynx began in the mid 1960s, when Westland sought a replacement for its existing Scout and Wasp helicopters, while also wanting to provide a more advanced alternative to the UH-1 Iroquois.

After some delays, the first prototype was ready for testing by the early '70s. In March 1971, the prototype conducted its maiden flight. In further sorties, the Lynx managed to break a number of world speed records for helicopters. Quite content with the Lynx's performance, the British Army placed an order for 100 units of the type to be produced in the mid '70s. Subsequently, the Lynx received its official army designation 'Lynx AH Mk.1'.

Since its introduction to service, the Lynx saw service primarily with the British Army and the Royal Navy in various different roles, including among others transport, armed escort and anti-tank warfare. Furthermore, the Lynx also saw service with countries such as the Netherlands, Norway and Argentina, while other countries like Germany, France, Denmark, South Korea, Brazil and Portugal, to name a few, still use variants of the Lynx today.

During their service, Lynx helicopters found themselves taking part in numerous conflicts, including the Falklands and Gulf wars, military interventions on the Balkans during the 1990s, anti-piracy efforts in Somalia and many more thanks to their ongoing service today. In total, around 450 Lynx helicopters of various modifications have been produced by 2009, with production still ongoing today.

- From Devblog

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Westland Aircraft Limited
Aircraft 
Fighters  Whirlwind Mk I · Whirlwind P.9
Turboprop  Wyvern S4
Helicopters
Attack  AH Mk.1**
Utility  Scout AH.Mk.1 · Lynx AH.Mk.1 · G-LYNX · Wasp HAS.Mk.1
  *After World War II, Westland Aircraft focused on building helicopters and changed its name to Westland Helicopters.
  **Licensed AH-64D
See Also  Boeing Aircraft

Britain helicopters
Attack  AH Mk.1
Utility  Scout AH.Mk.1 · Wasp HAS.Mk.1 · Lynx AH.Mk.1 · G-LYNX