Royal Marines Lynx info wanted.

DLG Dave
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03 Apr 2016 08:59 #1

Would appreciate any help here. Just about to build a 1:48 Airfix Lynx using the AH 1 Conversion kit. I want to build a Royal Marines Lynx I photographed during an Arctic Exercise in March 1986. The photos aren't great since the sun up there at that time of year is very low and you only get a few hours of daylight. However, I did pick out from the pics the ID of the aircraft which was '23D' (in white lettering).

Anyone know the airframe registration?
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Mark M
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03 Apr 2016 10:09 #2

PM nikon user he is the forum lynx expert
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03 Apr 2016 12:56 #3

Mark M wrote:PM nikon user he is the forum lynx expert
Cheers Mark, I'll give it a go.
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03 Apr 2016 14:59 #4

PM inbound!

The conversion kit is pretty good and the blade jigs work well. I look forward to following progress.

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03 Apr 2016 20:32 #5

Dave,

The Lynx AH1 in question is XZ614. Built in 1980, it's Lynx construction number 161. It flew coded as 23D in the mid 1980's but changed coding by 1989 to Z , still operated by the Royal Marines of 3 CBAS (Commando Brigade Air Squadron). As 23D, the lettering was in white with the registration in small black lettering, and it also had the white letters RM applied under the cockpit, aft of the landing light.

Converted to AH7 standard, it had code letter X applied in 2000 and was transferred to 847 Naval Air Squadron.

XZ614 was destroyed in Basra, Iraq, on 6th May 2006 with all five on board killed.

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04 Apr 2016 08:31 #6

Nikon User wrote:Dave,

The Lynx AH1 in question is XZ614. Built in 1980, it's Lynx construction number 161. It flew coded as 23D in the mid 1980's but changed coding by 1989 to Z , still operated by the Royal Marines of 3 CBAS (Commando Brigade Air Squadron). As 23D, the lettering was in white with the registration in small black lettering, and it also had the white letters RM applied under the cockpit, aft of the landing light.

Converted to AH7 standard, it had code letter X applied in 2000 and was transferred to 847 Naval Air Squadron.

XZ614 was destroyed in Basra, Iraq, on 6th May 2006 with all five on board killed.

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Nigel
That was quick! Many thanks for that, very much appreciated.

Best Regards,

Dave C.
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04 Apr 2016 12:38 #7

A slight update on the markings;

Paint the Lynx in standard AH1 black/green camouflage.
ROYAL MARINES in white lettering each side of the tail boom.
RM in white under the cabin - lettering to be read as if looking forwards.
23D in white, below each of the pilot doors.
23D on the top of the nose cone, to be read from the front.
XZ614 in black lettering aft of the ROYAL MARINES on each side of the tail boom.

Standard TOW missile fit.

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04 May 2018 17:36 #8

Being the Cats group build is coming, I'll be doing the Airfix Lynx as previously planned. Can the RM Lynx AH.1 as used by the Marines in the mid 1980s feature folded rotors?
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05 May 2018 06:35 #9

Yes, the folded main blade option is correct for the AH1 Lynx in RM service.
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05 May 2018 07:09 #10

Thanks for that, much appreciated.
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