GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13423 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
The versions Oman are buying could resemble the British Army AH-9's, these have the improved rotors shown on the Naval version pic above, plus a wheeled undercarriage, a crashworthy one designed for land use not like the one on the Naval Lynx.
Are some of the Omani order for Naval versions, or was that a previous order?
You may see some ex-RN Naval versions come on the market soon, as some are replaced by EH-101 Merlins.
The TOW firing ones being replaced by Westland built, R/R engined Apache longbows, will probably be upgraded to AH-9 standard, for scout/light transport.