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39004 Corgi   Lynx AH.Mk1- Damien the Lynx, 655 Sqn Army Air Corps (1200) £
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  Superb 1/72 scale Diecast Model of Westland Lynx AH.Mk 1 XZ666 Damien the Lynx of 655 Sqn, Royal Army Air Corps, Omagh, Northern Ireland, Operation Banner 1983. Limited edition of only 1,200 pieces.

The Westland Lynx AH.1 was used as a utility helicopter by the Army Air Corps. In 1982 655 Sqn based at Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly, received their first Lynx to replace the Westland Scout to use in support of the Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary during operation Banner. In this role the Lynx was usually fitted with nine seats and was used to deploy, and support foot patrols in the more rural areas. In late 1983 XZ666 was deployed to Lisanally Barracks in Omagh and used to support the RUC in the Omagh and Carrickmore areas. XZ666 known for obvious reasons as "Damien" was later converted to AH.7 standard and in 2008 was retired to DCAE Aborfield for use as a ground instructional airframe after flying more than 7000 hours.

Designed by Westland Helicopters as a utility craft for civil and naval applications, the Westland Lynx was first flown on March 21, 1971. Military interest in this versatile helicopter led to the development of both naval and battlefield variants, which were used in varying roles from transport and armed escort to evacuation, reconnaissance and anti-tank missions. The Lynx's four-blade main rotor system is powered by twin Rolls Royce engines, and it is capable of performing aerobatic maneuvers not commonly associated with helicopters, such as loops and rolls. In 1972, a Lynx broke the world airspeed record for helicopters, flying at nearly 200 mph.
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
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