Lynx AH Mk7
Although primarily an anti-surface and anti-submarine helicopter, a second variant of the Lynx is in service with the Royal Navy. The Mk 7 is an attack and utility version, operated in support of the Royal Marines in conjunction with the Commando Sea King. It fires the TOW anti-armour missile which gives an autonomous and flexible response against tanks and armoured personnel carriers to the Land Force Commander during Amphibious Operations. The home base for all Mk 7 Lynx helicopters is the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset.
|Engines||2 x 900hp Rolls Royce GEM BS 360-07-26 free power turbines|
|Max Speed||100 knots|
|Max Weight||4.4 tonnes|
|Crew||2 x pilot + 1 aircrewman|