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Westland Lynx (UH-12/SH-14) * Current *
Six UH-14A Lynx Mk 25 for SAR/liaison role. Ordered 9 November 1974, delivered 14 November 1976 to 4 November 1977, serialled 260 to 265. Replaced the AB204 in 7 Sqn for SAR.
10 aircraft SH-14B Lynx Mk27 for ASW role with French installed dipping sonar. Order 1976, delivered to France 9 October 1978-12 November 1979 and to MLD 12 September 1979-1 September 1980, serials 266 to 275. Used by 860 Sqn.
8 aircraft SH-14C Lynx Mk81 for ASW role with MAD gear. Order January 1978, delivered from 10 October 1980 to 9 April 1981, serials 276-283. Used by 860 sqn. Total of 24 acquired.
All 22 remaining UH-14A and SH-14 upgraded to common SH-14D standard 1990-1993.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
260 WA003 G-17-1 14 Nov 1976  
261 WA007   16 Dec 1976  
262 WA014   1 July 1977  
263 WA020 G-17-2 24 Aug 1977 in the sea off Den Helder, w/o 1 Apr 1982
264 WA022 G-17-3 22 Sept 1977  
265 WA023 G-17-4 4 Nov 1977  
266 WA076   12 Sept 1979  
267 WA086   4 Dec 1979 Yeovil July 2006
268 WA105   21 Sept 1979  
269 WA108   6 Nov 1979 stored Mar 2007
270 WA112   30 Nov 1979  
271 WA118   11 Dec 1979 stored Mar 2007
272 WA124   30 Jan 1980 stored Mar 2007
273 WA130   5 Feb 1980 stored Mar 2007
274 WA137   5 May 1980  
275 WA143   1 Sept 1980 ditched in the Atlantic, w/o 31 Mar 1982
276 WA174   10 Oct 1980  
277 WA194   31 Oct 1980 stored Apr 2007
278 WA197   31 Oct 1980  
279 WA198   8 Jan 1981  
280 WA206   3 June 1981  
281 WA211   12 Mar 1981  
282 WA215   9 Apr 1981 w/o 10 Nov 1998, wreck Soesterberg Mar 2000
283 WA219   9 Apr 1981  

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 (1978)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/08 (Mach III Plus)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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