Friday, March 19, 2010

Prince Harry 'wants to return to Afghanistan in Lynx attack helicopter

The Prince, who is training with the Army Air Corps, is reported to have put his name down to fly the £30m aircraft on the front line.And according to military sources cited by The Sun newspaper, the chances that his wish will be granted are high, despite previous reports that Taliban infiltration of the Afghan police would make it impossible to keep his presence in theatre a secret.One said the third in line to the throne was "shaping up to be a superb helicopter pilot". Despite failing a maths test early in his training at RAF Barkston Heath in Lincolnshire, he now regularly features in the top ten per cent of students."Flying the new 9A is his wish and if it is approved the only duty he can perform is flying on combat in Afghanistan," the source added.
The Lynx 9A helicopter has a two-man crew who are both trained as pilots in case one is killed or wounded in action and two Rolls-Royce engines which give it a top speed of 201 miles per hour. It can carry a 20mm cannon as well as 7.62mm machine guns, miniguns and Hellfire ground-to-surface missiles..............................Telegraph


It's beside the point but Lynx costs £30m?....

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