Lynx AH.Mk.1

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This page is about the British helicopter Lynx AH.Mk.1. For other version, see G-LYNX.
Lynx AH.Mk.1
lynx_ah_mk1.png
GarageImage Lynx AH.Mk.1.jpg
Lynx AH.Mk.1
AB RB SB
9.7 10.0 10.0
Research:390 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:1 000 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Lynx AH.Mk.1 is a 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".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m273 km/h
Max altitude3 500 m
Engine2 х Rolls-Royce GEM 41-2
Power840 hp
Take-off weight5 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
Stock 249 233 3500
Upgraded 297 273

Survivability and armour

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 costBasic → Reference
AB2 870 → 4 276 Sl icon.png
RB4 770 → 7 107 Sl icon.png
SB4 600 → 6 854 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications295 000 Rp icon.png
868 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 600 Ge icon.png
Crew training290 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 000 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces950 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 290 / 320 % Sl icon.png
220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods cd 98 main rotor.png
Replacing helicopter blades
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods heli flak jacket.png
Flak jacket
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods heli structure.png
Helicopter frame
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
47 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
TOW
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
Oerlikon_KAD_belt_pack
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
47 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
TOW 4
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
47 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-92 Stinger
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
47 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
TOW-2
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mod arrow right 0.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
TOW-2 4
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
Oerlikon_KAD_new_gun
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
AGM-114
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
AGM-114 2
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png

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 setups21
List of setups
Setup 11 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
38 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 24 x BGM-71С Improved TOW missiles
1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
Setup 34 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
Setup 41 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
8 x BGM-71С Improved TOW missiles
Setup 51 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
8 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
Setup 61 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
4 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
Setup 71 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
Setup 81 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 94 x BGM-71С Improved TOW missiles
1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
2 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 104 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
2 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 111 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
8 x BGM-71С Improved TOW missiles
2 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 121 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
8 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
2 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 131 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon
(ammunition: 570 rounds)
4 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
2 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 141 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 1538 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 164 x BGM-71С Improved TOW missiles
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 174 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 188 x BGM-71С Improved TOW missiles
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 198 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 204 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
Setup 218 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
4 x AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles

The Lynx AH.Mk.1 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 + 4 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 4 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 8 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 8 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 4 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
  • 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 + 4 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 2 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 4 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 2 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 8 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 2 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 8 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Oerlikon KAD-B cannon + 2 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 4 x AGM-114B Hellfire 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 + 4 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
  • 4 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 4 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
  • 4 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 8 x BGM-71C Improved TOW missiles
  • 4 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 8 x BGM-71D TOW-2 missiles
  • 4 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 4 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles
  • 4 x AIM-92 Stinger missiles + 8 x AGM-114B Hellfire missiles

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in a helicopter, the features of using the helicopter in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

Cons:

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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See also

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External links


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