Very sexy looking helicopter flown by fat men. The elongated nose characteristic of the type is widely believed by those not in receipt of flying pay to be an extension to accommodate the pilot's wallet. Housed in the back amongst porn and blagged choccie bars lives most handsome creature of all (All modelled, genetically on J Harcus Esq).
There are 3 main variants still in UK service:
- Lynx AH Mk7. They were originally procured as an anti-tank aircraft equipped with 8 TOW missiles although this system went out of service in 1937. The aircraft will continue to soldier on in the utility role until the arrival of BLUH(In service date - 2042. Current fleet due to fall out of the sky - 2006). Instantly recognisable by the fact that it has skids and 200 litres of oil over every battered panel. In theory a twin engined aircraft, it rarely lands in such a condition. Handles like a Ferrari and by coincidence is as reliable and as costly to run.
- Lynx Mk 9. Bought in late 80's/early 90s to provide the Army with a utility aircraft capable of carrying more than a small map (see Gazelle). Main tasking has always been the delivery of soup to the troops hence the nickname of Soup Dragons. Also known as the Wheelybin and used to have a very vulnerable nose oleo that made a really scary noise when it broke
- Lynx Mk 8. Operated by the Royal Navy, carries Tigerfish torpedos, Sea Skua anti-ship missiles, GPMG, .50 cal machine gun, depth charges and therefore not worthy of further comment.
Old Lynx pilots proverb 'If something hasnt broken/fallen off/caught fire/exploded/failed/destroyed itself into oblivion/eaten itself/generally stopped functioning....its either just about to or its sat in the hangar'
The lynx saw action in GW1 when a particulary aggressive card board box was heavily disguised as a cardbooard box and so engaged by a certain RCT Capt.... thus beginning the battle of Box hill