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Westland WG-13 Lynx HAS3S Military Helicopter

The Westland Lynx is a multi-purpose military helicopter with a side by side cockpit for pilot and observer which can loop and roll, unusual for a helicopter. The Westland Lynx first flew in March 1971 and entered military service in 1978. It is of note that John Egginton flying a specially prepared Westland Lynx 800 has held the official speed record for a helicopter at 249.1 mph (400.87 kpm) since August 1986.

Westland WG-13 Lynx HAS.3S Royal Navy Helicopter


The Westland Lynx (WG-13) HAS.3 is a Royal Navy anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare version of the Lynx originally introduced in 1982 and is based on the earlier HAS.2 airframe but has improved Gem 42-1 engines and GEC-Marconi Seaspray radar, some Westland Lynx HAS.2 helicopters were re-built up to Westland Lynx HAS.3 specifications. A Westland Lynx HAS.3 upgraded with a secure radio system is re-designated a Lynx HAS.3s.

Westland Lynx HAS.3 Specifications:

  • Crew: 2 or 3
  • Capacity: 8 troops
  • Payload: 1,480 kg [71] (Brochure)
  • Length: 15.241 m (50 ft)
  • Rotor diameter: 12.80 m (42 ft)
  • Height: 3.734 m for mk7; 3.785 m for mk9 (12.25 ft for mk7; 12.41 ft for mk9)
  • Empty weight: 3,291 kg (7,255 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 5,330 kg (11,750 lb)
  • Engines: Two 1,120 shp (835 kW) Rolls-Royce Gem 42-1 turbo-shafts
  • Maximum speed: 324 km/h (201 mph)
  • Range: 528 km (328 miles ) further with non-standard fuel tanks


    • Two Mk 44, Mk 46, A244S or Sting Ray homing torpedoes (or)
    • Four Sea Skua air-to-surface missiles (or)
    • Two Mk 11 depth charges (or)
    • Two 20mm cannons
    • Two CRV7 70mm anti-armour rocket pods
    • Eight TOW Wire-Guided Anti-Tank Missile
    • Browning AN/M3M .50 calibre heavy machine gun
Royal Navy Lynx HAS.3

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