Aircraft Data Sheet: Lynx 3
|First flight:||14th June 1984|
|Rotor diameter:||12.8m/42ft 0ins|
Rolls Royce Gem 60-3 turboshafts
|Accommodation:||2 crew plus ten troops.|
|No Built:||1 prototype only|
The Lynx 3 was essentially a Lynx derivative designed to extend the capability
of the basic Lynx and also to offer a response to the Franco-German requirement
for a Combat helicopter (PAH-2). There were also proposals and design studies
to offer a maritime version.
The project came about at a time when military thinking concerning the role of Attack helicopters and battlefield support was confused.
In the event the Franco-German requirement changed, and it became clear that the UK forces had no interest in an aircraft of the proposed configuration. A single prototype was built and flown but the project was abandoned when it became clear that UK interest was not forthcoming.