This tail rotor blade was once attached to a British Army Air Corps Lynx helicopter. It is therefore a genuine piece of aviation history. If you manage to lay your hands on this collectible you can tell people the story about the distinctive sound of the Westland Lynx helicopter the blade was once on.
Red and white
The red and white colours add to the decorative value of the item. The size enables you to easily give it a perfect spot in your living or bar, it will still draw attention to itself. It is also a perfect gift to end up in a mancave. The object is in excellent shape with traces of use. There is a small operational damage on one side.
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The Lynx helicopter was designed and built by Westland Helicopters in the United Kingdom. The first flight of the helicopter took place in March 1971. Besides dedicated to multiple roles for the army, a naval version of the helicopter has been built as well (for search and rescue and anti-submarine tasks). Well over 400 Lynx helicopters were built. The Lynx helicopter has been in use with several services all over the world. Currently, the Leonardo Helicopters AW159 Wildcat is still in production as a further development of the original Lynx.
British Army service
The British Army Air Corps started operating the Westland Lynx helicopter in 1979. A total of 100 helicopters of this type, designated Lynx AH.1 at first, was delivered to the service. It has been in use for transport, armed escort and anti-tank warfare. The AAC retired the type in 2018.
Tail rotor blade
The tail rotor on a helicopter is normally placed in a vertical or almost vertical position. Much smaller than the main rotor, the tail rotor is installed to prevent a helicopter from spinning. That potential spinning would be a result of the forces (reactional torque) generated on the fuselage by the main rotor.