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Army Air Corps Lynx

The British Army's primary battlefield utility helicopter the Lynx, which still holds the helicopter world speed record, will be in the static park at this year's Air Tattoo.

Although predominantly a battlefield utility helicopter, the aircraft has been used extensively within the Army Air Corps for a wide variety of roles and tasks including anti-tank and reconnaissance operations.

The addition of door gunners has allowed Lynx to operate in the very close air support role in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Versions in service with the Army Air Corps - include the Mk 7 (skids) and Mk 9 and 9A (wheeled undercarriage).

Photograph courtesy of Howard Curtis.

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