Army Lynx Mk9A Door Gunner with .50 Cal Heavy Machine Gun

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    An Army Air Corps Door Gunner onboard a Lynx Mk9A helicopter with 672 Squadron in Afghanistan, is pictured looking through the sights of a Heavy Machine Gun (HMG).

    The Army Air Corps are now deploying the Mk 9A variant of the Lynx helicopter, which has a more powerful engine than the MK7 predecessor. The new engine allows the helicopter to fly faster, carry more weight and fly in hotter conditions (the Mk 7 was unable to fly in the day time during the Afghan summer). Because the Mk 9A can carry more weight it can carry more firepower in the form of a 50 cal Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) rather than the 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) that the Mk 7 carried, this makes the Mk9A more effective at engaging targets on the ground.

    Photographer:Cpl Barry Lloyd RLC

    Andrew Bowdler, diavoletto2718, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Nick T3 56 months ago | reply

      ever thought of a 20mm canon on some of these helo's? . . they really worked a treat

    2. shawzie1 56 months ago | reply

      You need to take some lessons from Rhodesia

    3. FrigateRN 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FrigateRN's Pictures of Interest., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Wow, now THAT'S a gun!

    4. John(cardwellpix) 53 months ago | reply

      knockout photo ..!

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