Aircraft Data Sheet: Lynx AH MK 9 (1989)

Lynx AH MK 9
First flight: 1989
Rotor diameter: 12.8m/42ft 0ins
Length: 15.16m/49ft 9ins
Max weight: 5,126kg/11,300lb
Max speed: 259kph/140knots
Power: Two 1,120shp/835kW
Rolls Royce Gem 41-2 turboshafts
Accommodation: Pilots plus ten troops
No Built: 16 plus 8 upgrades

The British Army stated a requirement for an upgrade of the Lynx for Utility transport use, an important change was the call for a rugged wheeled landing gear. The use of BERP Blades was also specified to allow for an increase in max take-off weight. A number of new build aircraft were ordered plus some upgrades.