Aircraft Data Sheet: WG 13 Lynx (1971)

WG 13 Lynx
First flight: 21st March 1971
Rotor diameter: 12.8m/42ft 0ins
Length: 15.16m/49ft 9ins
Max weight: 3,863kg/8,500
Max speed: 259kph/140knots
Power: Two 900shp/671kW
Rolls Royce Gem turboshafts
Accommodation: Pilot plus test crew.
No Built: 12 prototypes

The Lynx was the third of the trio of helicopters involved in the collaborative deal, Westland holding the design authority for the aircraft. The semi-rigid rotor was an important feature, intended to offer high manoeuvrability and good handling for shipborne operations.