Jul 09 2011

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Record-breaking Lynx restored to initial configuration

Photo Gareth Davies (CC BY-SA 2.0)

G-LYNX, a specially-modified Lynx helicopter which beat the world speed record in 1986 by reaching 400.87 km/h (249.09 mph), was restored to its initial configuration. After its record-breaking flight, the helicopter was modified for other tests before being retired in 1991. In 1995 it was donated to the Helicopter Museum. In 2007, AgustaWestland took back the helicopter and restored it to its record-breaking configuration. The restoration process required over 25,000 hours of research and restoration work. The helicopter will return to the Helicopter Museum later this month.

Source: Shepard.co.uk. Click here for pictures of the restored G-LYNX.

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