Westland Lynx AH7 XZ221 of 9 Regiment, 16 Air Assault Brigade, Army Air Corps based at Dishforth in 2008. Captured superbly by this fantastic Corgi model, which looks superb in grey and green camouflage. Complete with detachable rotors, opening side doors and stand. Limited edition of only 3,000 pieces. The model has to be seen to be appreciated.
The Westland Lynx is a British multi-purpose military helicopter designed and built by Westland Helicopters at its factory in Yeovil. Originally intended as a utility craft for both civil and naval usage, military interest led to the development of both battlefield and naval variants. The Lynx went into operational usage in 1977 and was later adopted by the armed forces of over a dozen nations, primarily serving in the battlefield utility, anti-armour, search and rescue and anti-submarine warfare roles.
The Lynx was the world’s first fully aerobatic helicopter. In 1986 a specially modified Lynx set the current Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s official airspeed record for helicopters. The Westland 30 was derived from the Lynx as a civil utility but was not a success; the AgustaWestland AW159 is a military multi-role helicopter based on the Lynx currently under development. The Lynx remains in production under AgustaWestland.