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Build HAS.3GM 1:48 Airfix Build AH.1GT 1:48 Airfix

When Airfix issued new-tool family of Westland Lynx helicopters in March 2012, I decided to make some notes regarding Gulf versions and compare it with what you can build either from the Airfix or Belcher Bits kit.
After a lot of thinking I decided to update this page and make a list of everything in all scales possible.

Navy version HAS Mk.3GM

1:144

Kits:
Fujimi 144146 (transparent plastic), Fujimi 144122 (normal plastic) - double-kit of army and navy version, you need tweaks and updates to make proper Gulf versions.

1:72

Kits:
Fujimi, Airfix, Heller, Hobby Boss, Frog, Novo, Revell, Plastyk - various age and various quality.

Probably the best combination is (according to Jaroslav Špaček, former Mi-24 pilot):
Hobby Boss 87237 + Pavla Models U72-109 late version udercarriage + Pavla Models C72084 HAS.2 interior + Pavla Models S72052 seats.
If you want to arm your Lynx, you can take Sea Skua rockets and weapon pylons from Hobby Boss 87239 kit or from long OOP set from Airwaves SC72096, where you can also get some fancy PE parts.
If you want to put AN/ALQ-167(V) "Yellow Veil" D/J-band ASM ECM pod + GEC "Sandpiper" FLIR + Loral Challenger IR jammers on your Lynx, you can get it from long OOP set from Airwaves SC72106.
Eduard company makes canopy mask under the number CX243.

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Kits:
Belcher Bits, Airfix

If you want to build proper Gulf war navy Lynx from Airfix kit, you will NOT USE parts:
armored seats - 9B, 10B, 56D, 57D, 26B, 34D
inflatable seat - 61D, 63D (probably removed to save some weight)
classic cabin seats - 6D, 7D (probably removed to save some weight)
undercarriage - 5A, 20A, 91B, 92B, 3C, 30B, 5C, 2C, 39B, 4C
nose - 3A, 4A, 29C, 7A, 8A, 34B, 33B, 12B, 7C, 8C
FLIR - 32C, 33C, 45B, 77B, 76B
left door - 31C
IR jammer - 42D, 45D
torpedoes - 2 x 51B, 56B, 48B, 85B, 56B
door gun - 18B, 19B, 84B, 81B, 82B, 63B, 69B, 78B, 97B
hoist - seen only in one pic - 25B, 71B, 70B, 93B
tail boom - don´t use 27B and cover the hole or remove the bulge from part 22C
engine cover - 30C, 6C, 35D, 22D, and probably 20D

Set RC48-06 from Rotor Craft (part of A2Zee) is 100% correct conversion to make a Lynx HAS.3GM from Gulf. Set includes decals for two helos (more in Decals section of my pages) - INSTRUCTIONS in PDF

For HAS.3GM you can use PE parts from Eduard. There are no PE parts for HAS.3GM, as Airfix is not making one (yet), but you can use parts for HMA.8, because the Exterior set has the correct grill for tail rotor (part no. 108)
HMA.8 - 49613 interior - self adhesive, FE613 interior - self adhesive ZOOM, 48741 exterior, 49623 seatbelts, EX366 canopy mask, BIG4985 BIG ED PE set

When Airfix issued new-tool family of Westland Lynx helicopters in March 2012, I decided to make some notes regarding Gulf versions and compare it with what you can build either from the Airfix or Belcher Bits kit.
When some aftermarket company will release either PE or resin update/upgrade/conversion sets, I will update the tables.
BIG thanks goes to Tony "Lynx7" Cook from Britmodeller forum, who was able to decipher all the versions and variants, and I used it for my tables.
The link is here:
Navy variants

Table for HAS.3GM:

HAS.3GMAirfix A50112 or A10107Belcher Bits BK5Rotor Craft RC48-05Rotor Craft RC48-06
     
HAS.3 noseNOYESYESYES
steel bladesNOYESYESYES
GEM-42 engines deckYESNONONO
sponsons with "Orange Crop" RWRYESYESYESYES
"Orange Crop" fuselage antennasYESNO??NO
"Orange Crop" noseNOYES??YES
folding tail boomYESYESNONO
"counter-clockwise" tail rotorNOYESYESYES
long tail stabiliserNOYESYESYES

AdditionsAirfix A50112 or A10107Belcher Bits BK5Rotor Craft RC48-05Rotor Craft RC48-06
     
common stores rackYESYESNONO
Sea Skua missilesYESYESNONO
AN/ALQ-167(V) "Yellow Veil" podNONONOYES
GEC "Sandpiper" FLIRNONONOYES
Loral Challenger IR jammersNONONOYES
Tracor M-130 chaff/flare dispensersNONONOYES
various antennasNOYESNONO
winch assemblyYESNONONO
ice detectors????YESYES
pitot tube????YESYES
specific overhead consoleNONOYESYES
wande bar lightNONOYESYES
replacement back wallNONOYESYES
SAR dinghy packNONOYESYES

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Kits:
Revell 4837

Scale Warship company makes folded out rotor head.
Scale Aircraft Conversions makes set no. 32072 - Metal Landing Gear
For HAS.3GM you can use PE parts from Eduard for version HAS.3, I highly recommend you to use them.
HAS.3, 32765 interior - self adhesive, 33120 interior - self adhesive ZOOM, 32347 exterior, 32767 seatbelts, JX152 canopy mask

If you want to build proper Gulf war navy Lynx from Revell 4837 kit, you will NOT USE parts:
antennas - 126 (on real helo there is an antenna with different shape), 140
torpedoes - 299, 300, 301
gun assembly - 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 326, 327, 328, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 329A, 329B, 322, 323, 324, 325
rear bench seat - 94A, 94B (probably removed to save some weight)
cabin bench seats - 101A, 101B, 101C, 102, 103 (probably removed to save some weight)
rotor blades - 67 (you need the older, non-BERP blades)
remove the bulge from parts 141 and 142 - upper side of the tailboom
The kit is missing the Tracor M-130 chaff/flare dispensers under the tailboom.
The kit is also missing the RWRs which are mounted on the fuselage sides, so scratchbuilding them is the only chance.
The kit is also missing the outter attachment racks, so scratchbuilding them is the only chance.
If you want to build the helo with hoist, take the parts from Revell 04652 (I only have one pic with hoist installed).

HAS.3GM Lynxes with confirmed configuration (confirmed by pics):

AN/ALQ-167(V) "Yellow Veil" D/J-band ASM ECM pod + GEC "Sandpiper" FLIR + Loral Challenger IR jammers - XZ227
Loral Challenger IR jammers - XZ256
Loral Challenger IR jammers + hoist - XZ256
AN/ALQ-167(V) "Yellow Veil" D/J-band ASM ECM pod - XZ720

There is a confirmed photo of unknown Lynx HAS.3GM carrying:
AN/ALQ-167(V) "Yellow Veil" D/J-band ASM ECM pod + GEC "Sandpiper" FLIR + Loral Challenger IR jammers + 2 x Sea Skua

Here is the config drawing. HERE is the config drawing for the XZ230. HERE is the config drawing for the XZ720.
Drawings are taken from the instruction sheet of Modeldecal decals, so it is possible that they are based on real config.

Army version AH Mk.7 (AH.Mk 1GT)

1:144

Kits:
Fujimi 144146 (transparent plastic), Fujimi 144122 (normal plastic) - double-kit of army and navy version, you need tweaks and updates to make proper Gulf versions.

1:72

Kits:
Fujimi, Airfix, Heller, Novo, Frog - - various age and various quality, the best is probably to get the Airfix kit and tweak it.

1:48

Kits:
Belcher Bits, Airfix

Set RC48-02 from Rotor Craft (part of A2Zee) is a conversion set if you will build AH.1GT machine
Set inludes old metal ends of the main rotor blades, longer tail horizontal stabilisator, and for AH.1GT version different engine cover and tail rotor - INSTRUCTIONS in PDF
For AH.1GT you can use PE parts from Eduard. They are making parts for AH.7 version, so you can use them.

If you want to build proper Gulf war army Lynx from Airfix kit, you will NOT USE parts:
seats - 64D, 65D, 59D, 58D
middle cabin seats - 6D, 7D
instrument panel - 7A
nose tip - 83B, 84B
various antennas - 15B, 16B
exhaust tubes - 16D, 17D, 18D, 19D
upper deck parts - 29B, 35D, 21D, 22D, 81B, 82B, 60D
IR jammer - 42D, 45D, 12C
door gun + mounts - 53B, 57B, 18B, 55B, 71B, 23B, 64B, 65B, 21B, 72B
roof window without TOW sight option - 14A
RWRs - 39B, 38B, 12B, 36B, 37B, 11B
short horizontal stabilisator - 66D
folded blades attachements - 12D, 14D, 11D, 13D

If you want to build proper Gulf war army Lynx from Airfix kit, you WILL USE parts:
76B (probably TOW steering joystick)
nose with corret RWR version - unmarked, next to 83B
armored seats - 56D, 57D, 9B, 10B

AH.7 - 49628 interior - self adhesive, FE628 interior - self adhesive ZOOM, 48759 exterior, 49629 seatbelts, EX371 canopy mask, BIG4988 BIG ED PE set

When Airfix issued new-tool family of Westland Lynx helicopters in March 2012, I decided to make some notes regarding Gulf versions and compare it with what you can build either from the Airfix or Belcher Bits kit.
When some aftermarket company will release either PE or resin update/upgrade/conversion sets, I will update the tables.
BIG thanks goes to Tony "Lynx7" Cook from Britmodeller forum, who was able to decipher all the versions and variants, and I used it for my tables.
The link is here:
Army version

Table for AH Mk.7 (AH.Mk 1GT):

AH.Mk 7 (AH.Mk 1GT)Airfix A09101Belcher Bits BK6Rotor Craft RC48-02
    
steel bladesNOYESYES
GEM-42 engines deckYESNONO
"clockwise" tail rotorYESYESNO
long tail stabiliserNOYESYES
"reverse" gearbox cover bulgeNONOYES

AdditionsAirfix A09101Belcher Bits BK6Rotor Craft RC48-02
    
engine inlet sand filtersYESNONO
TOW missiles (up to 8) + TOW roof sightYESYESNO
"Hay Box" IRCM exhaust binsYESNONO
MRHVA (Main rotor head vibration absorber)YESNONO

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Kits:
Accurate Armour H3502 - Westland Lynx MK-7 (IRCM)
Resin kit includes decals for XZ679/Y and XZ670/X (missing serial number).

NOTE: The Lynxes AH Mk.7 (AH.Mk 1GT) used in Gulf had no AN/ALQ-144 IR jammer ("disco ball") or RWRs installed.