Westland Lynx AH.Mk1, G-LYNX/ZB500, still holds
the Absolute World
Record, for Rotorcraft, of 400.87 kph (249.10 mph).
|G-LYNX was fitted with a WG-30 tailplane
for the World Speed Record bid but this was removed subsequently. On 13th
October 2007 G-LYNX/ZB500 travelled back to Yeovil to be restored, by
apprentices. to its record-breaking configuration and colour scheme. It was
hoped that the work would be completed and G-LYNX returned to The Museum in
May 2011 but, on completion, it was transferred directly to RNAS Yeovilton for
display at the Yeovilton Air Day on 9th July 2011 before despatch to The
In January 2010 the BBC chose G-LYNX to be part of its ambitious new radio project "A History Of the World".