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Lynx MK7 XZ605
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The long awaited acquisition of a Lynx MK7 was worth the wait as on the 28th April 2014   XZ605 arrived on the back of a low loader from Middle Wallop where this Lynx was taken
out of service.
Specification
First came into Service1978
Maximum all up weight
4875kg (Mk 7)
Engines2 x Rolls Royce GEM (Mk 7), 2 x T800 (Mk 9A)
Crew
2 (3 with Crewman) + 6 troops
Length
50 ft 1inch
Main rotor diameter
42ft
Height12 ft 5 inches
Maximum speed
160 knots
Range
280 NM
Armament7.62mm general purpose machine gun or M3M 12.7mm machine gun
Below is a potted history of XZ605 - which has been AAC, RM and even RAF for a time in its life.
History of XZ605
26 Nov 79  
 First Flight
10 Dec 79
 Delivered to Rotary Training Phase AAC, Middle Wallop
1982 Part of the Silver Eagles Display Team, Middle Wallop
1983 3 CBAS, Yeovilton (assumed location)
20 Feb 89
 Involved in a Cat. 4 accident at Fagernes, Norway. No casualties.
1989 Upgraded to Mk 7 at Fleetlands
1992 3 CBAS
1998 847 NAS, 3 CBAS, Yeovilton (assumed location)
1999 9 Regt AAC
Sept 2005 4 Regt AAC, Wattisham
Sept 2007 669 Sqn, 9 Regt AAC, Disforth
2009-10
 1 Regt AAC (unconfirmed)
March 2012
 671 Sqn, 7 Regt AAC, Middle Wallop
August 2013
 Withdrawn from service
 
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