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Aircraft

Apache

Apache returning from a sortie

The Apache is designed to search for and destroy tanks. Powered by two Rolls-Royce turbine engines it flies low and fast to detect enemy units.

Lynx Mk 9A

Lynx Mk 9A prepares to land

This fast and agile helicopter can move quickly and efficiently around the battlefield whilst resupplying equipment and conducting surveillance.

Gazelle

Gazelle on a sortie

The Gazelle's primary role is observation and reconnaissance so it is small, quick and manoeuvrable.

Bell 212

Bell 212

The Bell 212's role is to support Land Forces in providing aviation support to exercises, liaison, airborne reconnaissance and abseil training.

Squirrel

Squirrel

This single -engined aircraft is used to teach pilots basic helicopter landing skills, progressing right through to complex helicopter tactics.

Defender

Defender

The Defender is a fixed-wing aircraft usually deployed in a surveillance capacity. It is sometimes used for transporting personnel and liaison flying.

Wildcat

Wildcat

Wildcat is the replacement for the Lynx. Its role includes reconnaissance, command and control, transportation and force protection.

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