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User currently offlineMightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Hi all,

This would be my first post in this forum: The omani government signed yesterday in Muscat an agreement with JKN Westland to provide RAFO (Royal Air Force of Oman) with 16 Super Lynx helicopters.

These will replace current RAFO's Bell UH-1s to enhance and modernise the country's defence capabilities.
No delivery date has been mentioned in the local papers.


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Sorry, this is a navy version of the Super Lynx but the only one I've found in the database.

Regards
MightyFalcon


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User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

This is the standard Army Lynx  Smile


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User currently offlineMightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Hi Contact_tower,
nice to hear from another Atco!  Big thumbs up

Sorry about the question but would you know the main difference between the Lynx and the Super Lynx? My knowledge in helos and military planes is rather poor.

Many thanks
MightyFalcon



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1629 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.


User currently offlineMightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Thanks for the info GDB!

According to the newspapers here, the order is for the Air Force. I'll try to get some more details at work in a couple of days.

As for the Navy, although they're seeking a replacement helicopter, I didn't hear of any order yet.

Regards
MightyFalcon



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