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Lynx - Royal Air Force

The Rotary Wing Test Squadron (RWTS) is a tri-service UK military organisation based at MOD Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. Primarily, the squadron is responsible for test and evaluation of rotary wing aircraft and equipment.

The unit operate one Lynx AH7 aircraft painted in the classic A&AEE (Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment) colours of red, white and blue; the helicoptor is used for continuation training and trials work as well for instruction use by ETPS (Empire Test Pilots School). The aircraft is fitted with a range of instrumentation fits to accurately measure parameters including performance, sideslip, ‘G’ and control activity.

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