Aircraft Data Sheet: Lynx HAS MK 2 & 3 (1972)

Lynx HAS MK 2 & 3
First flight: 25th May 1972
Rotor diameter: 12.8m/42ft 0ins
Length: 15.16m/49ft 9ins
Max weight: 4,876kg/10,750lb
Max speed: 232kph/125knots
Power: Two 1,120shp/835kW
Rolls Royce Gem 42-1 turboshafts
Accommodation: Pilot & Observer
No Built: 284

The maritime variant of the Lynx was designed to provide a small ships helicopter for the Royal Navy, capable of operating in the Anti-Surface Vessel and Anti-submarine roles, working from the decks of small ships such as frigates and destroyers.

The first maritime Lynx entered service the Royal Navy in September 1976. It has subsequently been sold to Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Korea, Netherlands, Nigeria and Norway.