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Friday, 22 November 2019 10:53

Westland Lynx

1/72nd Scale

Kits

  • Airfix
    • Kit 03054: A model of a Westland Navy Lynx.
    • Kit 03025: Westland Lynx AH1.
    • Kit 03063: A model of the Westland Navy Lynx Mk 8 [in fact the same kit as mentioned above, but with additions.)
        • Check the website of IPMS Nederland for a review.

      The door rails are too large and should be much smaller. The best you can do is comparing it with photographs.
      Then the front window is too small and should be replaced by a larger one.
      Also, cover of the engine exhausts needs to be corrected. The pipes are stabbing too far and the shape of the hull at the back is not quite right.
      See the accompanying photos of the model and the SH-14D.
      In the middle of the engines is there should a rectangular outlet, there is none in the Airfix kit.
      Next the vertical tail section is incorrect in shape, especially the front is too curved in shape and it starts too high. This should be (at scale 1 / 72) 4 mm wide, 1.5 mm high and about 3 mm deep. (Compare this with photographs and drawings).
      Finally, the inlets of the Dutch machines is covered with a grid, which is not supplied with the kit.

  • Fujimi
    • Kit 635105 / 30137: Westland Navy Lynx; this kit is also released with other kit designations.

      The Fujimi kit is on some points better than the Airfix, especially regarding the door rails and the front window.
      Unfortunately, this hull of the engine exhausts is not correct, it is relatively flat, it should be more curved. I think this is quite difficult to correct.
      The outlets are rather poor, the inlets on the other hand appears to be quite good (for a Dutch machine), although these are moulded into the hull.
      The vertical part of the tail seems to be quite correct, although the part on which the tail rotor is mounted is somewhat small.

  • HobbyBoss
    • Kit 87236: Westland Lynx HAS2 (Royal Navy. Aeronavale, Kon Marine)Westland Navy Lynx
    • Kit 87237: Westland Lynx HAS3 (Royal Navy)
    • Kit 87238: Westland Lynx HMA8 (Royal Navy) "Super Lynx"
    • Kit 87239: Westland Lynx MK88 (German Navy (Bundesmarine)
    • Kit 87240: Westland Lynx MK90 (Danish and Portuguese Navy)

      This are several different releases of the same kit. First impressions are rather good. (see www.hobbyboss.com and www.scale-rotors.com for a preview).

  • Master Craft
    • Kit d-01: Westland Lynx MK1 (Army)
  • Plastyk: Several versions of the Westland Lynx. At www.helikitnews.comyou may find a link to several reviews of this kit.
    • Kit S-014: Westland Lynx HAS MK2/HAS MK22 (Kon. Marine, Royal Navy)
    • Kit S-018: Westland Lynx HMA-8 (Royal Navy)
    • Kit S-019: Westland Lynx AH MK7
    • Kit S-020: Westland Lynx AH MK1
    • Kit S-021: Westland Lynx MK1 Anti-Terrorism
Westland UH14A Lynx-IMG 8702
Model of an Airfix Westland UH-14A Lynx built early eighties.
The decals used, were added at the kit at that time. I scratch built the hoist and added some details to the interior.
Westland UH14A Lynx-IMG 8702

 

More information regarding the Dutch Lynx

There are also scale models of the Lynx released by Matchbox, in fact a model of the prototype, Frog and Revell (a slightly modified Matchbox-Lynx) been available. These are of lesser quality than the earlier mentioned models.

All scale models are more or less ready to use on a UH-14A, some antennas, hoist needs to be added and some of the interior has to be reworked.

For the SH14B (and SH-14D) a sonar must be made, I haven't done this yet. See the drawings for location and size; it is a hole in the bottom of the hull and with some kind of fairing installed. See the drawings (and photos) for sizes and shape.
The operator sits in a chair on the port side with in front him/her the controls and instrument panel.
When the sonar is not built in, the hole covered with a panel. Chair and instruments are also removed.
Furthermore, the SH-14B has an antenna at the right just in front of the cockpit.

The SH-14C in its original version with MAD, a MAD system has to be built from scratch, see also refer to the accompanying drawings.
The MAD installation was attached to the port side sponson (the right side of the aircraft).
The operator was sitting in the same position as the sonar operator and the equipment was mounted on the same place in the cabin. [At time of writing I have no photographic material of the MAD system can get in MIP No. 4, 1984 (a release of IPMS Netherlands) are two photos available of this installation]

The upgraded versions, designated as SH-14D is more or less based on the SH-14B and the experiences with the Phalanx version.
The most striking since the mid nineties applied BERP blades and the floats attached to the nose.
These attributes are added to the Mk.8 edition of the Airfix Lynx and also to the Hobbyboss Lynx.
Furthermore, the sonar system to be added and for the Airfix kit an extra seat for the sonar operator has to be placed in the cabin.
Furthermore, all kinds of extras are manufactured, such as the additional floats, the antenna on the front of the fuselage as was available on the SH14B, the CHAFF-FLARE installation, the GPS antenna on the tail, a smaller antenna the nose and a similar one on the tail. The left blade antenna on the nose should be omitted.
in case the BERP-rotor are added to your model, the horizontal tail must be shortened. Approximately 454 mm (= 6.3 mm in scale 1/72) was removed and a rim of about 2 cm (= 0.4 mm in scale 1/72, for example a strip of Evergreen 0.25 x 0,5 mm) has to be at the trailing edges.

The RNlNAS has maintained the original tail rotor. The Airfix HAS Mk.8 still has this rotor.

 

Westland UH 14A Lynx AKleijn
The Revell kit of the Westland UH-14A Lynx, built by Adri Kleijn.
Westland UH 14D Lynx AKleijn
A model of a Westland SH-14D Lynx; the kit used is the Airfix kit; Model is built by Adri Kleijn.
Westland_UH-14B_Lynx_75_jaar_MLD_AKleijn
A model of a Westland SH-14D Lynx built by Adri Kleijn.
Westland_UH-14D_Lynx_Last_flight_AKleijn
A model of a Westland SH-14D Lynx built by Adri Kleijn.

 

Modelling add-on

  • Airwaves
    • Set AC72-222: Royal navy Lynx Mk8 Set
    • Set AEC7268: Interior set for Lynx HAS.3
    • Set SC72114: BERP rotor blades Westland Lynx
    • Set AC72-106: Westland Lynx Gulf Conversion (for Airfix HAS5)
  • Set SC72107: Westland Lynx HMA8 Conversion (Airfix HAS5)
  • Set SC7296: Westland Lynx Weapon Set
  • Pavla
    • Set U72107: Westland Lynx HAS2 Undercarriage (Hobby Boss)
    • Set U72108: Westland Lynx HAS2FN France Undercarriage (Hobby Boss)
    • Set U72109: Westland Lynx HAS2 Late type Undercarriage (Hobby Boss)
    • Set U72110: Westland Lynx BERP Rotor Blades (Hobby Boss)
    • Set s72052: Westland Lynx seats (3) (Hobby Boss)
    • Set s72053: Westland Lynx seats - Export (3) (Hobby Boss)
    • Set C72084: Westland Lynx HAS2 cockpit detail set (Hobby Boss)
    Voor een korte review zie www.internetmodeler.com
  • Duarte models
    • Set A7208: Westland Super Lynx conversion

Decals

  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 72074: Decals for Westland Lynx MLD and aircraft of 32 TFS.

1/48th Scale

Kits

Modelling add-on

  • Eduard
    • Set E49-629: Detailset Westland Lynx AH7 seatbelts (Airfix)
    • Set BIG4985: Detailset Westland Lynx HMA8
    • Set FE628: Detailset Westland Lynx AH7 Interior Self Adhesive (Airfix)
    • Set E49-628: Detailset Westland Lynx AH7 Interior Self adhesive (Airfix)
    • Set E48-759: Detailset Westland Lynx AH7 Exterior (Airfix)
    • Set FE625: Detailset Westland Lynx MK88 Interior Self Adhesive (Airfix)
    • Set E49-625: Detailset Westland Lynx MK88 Interior Self Adhesive (Airfix)
    • Set E49-624: Detailset Westland Lynx MK88 Seatbelts (Airfix)
    • Set E48-752: Detailset Westland Lynx MK88 Exterior (Airfix)
    • Set E49-623: Detailset Westland Lynx HMA8 Seatbelts Self Adhesive (Airfix)
    • Set E49-613: Detailset Westland Lynx HMA8 Interior Self Adhesive (Airfix)
  • Rotorcraft
    • Set 48006: Westland Lynx HAS3 Gulf Killer conversion set (Airfix)
    • Set 48005: Westland Lynx HAS2/3 conversion set (Airfix) Also for Dutch Variant
    • Set 48002: Westland Lynx AH1 conversion set (Airfix)
    • Set 48003: Westland Lynx HAS2/3 conversion set (Airfix) Also for Dutch Variant
    • Set 48004: Westland Lynx HMA8 stub wing replacement for current Lynx (Airfix)

Decals

  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 48048: Decals for Westland Lynx (UH14A & SH14D) Marine Luchtvaart Dienst.