Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05) Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
contains two plastic Lynx HELARM helicopters with Lynx transport helicopter option, two plastic flight stands, eight rare-earth magnets, one decal sheet and two unit cards. 

The TOW Lynx mounts the US Improved TOW anti-tank missile for the HELARM (Helicopter, Armed) operations. The Lynx is fast and aerobatic, making it ideal for the anti-tank role as it can fly below tree-top level to sneak into position, then pop up using its roof-mounted sights to acquire targets and destroy them with its missiles. 

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With its usual professionalism, the British Army has prepared for war. Now, as the Soviet Army floods across the border into West Germany, it is ready and waiting. Scorpion and Scimitar light tanks skirmish with the Soviet forward detachments as the Chieftain armoured regiments wait to strike back. The infantry hold the towns and woods, forcing the enemy into killing zones. If anything breaks through, the airmobile troops in their Lynx helicopters will hold them. The British Army is ready!

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Once done, the helicopter quickly repositions to avoid unwanted attention from Soviet air-defence vehicles.

Western attack helicopters have mastered the ability to strike quickly from cover and pull back before enemy AA can shoot them down. Find a quiet part of the battlefield for them to lurk and use their TOW missiles to initially destroy enemy anti-aircraft assets, then turn your attention to the tanks and smash them with impunity.

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)

During the lead-up to the war the 6th Armoured Brigade was converted to the 6th Airmobile Brigade. Under the new structure, the Gordon Highlanders were reorganised to have a much higher allocation of Milan antitank guided missiles and had their other equipment lightened to make them easily transported by helicopters. These new airmobile platoons could be quickly moved to blunt enemy attacks or mount swift counter attacks.

Using the mobility of the Lynx transport helicopter, you can threaten (or even seize) objectives forcing the enemy to keep troops in reserve. Thanks to the high proportion of Milan anti-tank teams in the formation (up to 14) you can even stand up to an enemy armoured assault. Should the enemy achieve a breakthrough you can quickly reposition some of your troops anywhere on the table to meet the new threat.

Designed by Will Jayne
Painted by Aaron Mathie

Lynx HELARM Helicopter (x2)
Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
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Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)

Lynx HELARM Flight Box Contents
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Lynx Helicopter Sprue (x2 each frame) 

 Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)

Flight Stands (x2) Decal Sheet (x1) Rare Earth Magnets (x8)
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Unit Cards
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Assembling the Lynx Transport Helicopter

Components Required For The Lynx Transport Helicopter
The components required to assemble the Lynx Transport helicopter can be seen below highlighted in green on the two plastic frames below.

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
 Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
Assembly of the Lynx Transport Helicopter
Step 1. Begin assembly of the Lynx by joining the two halves of the fuselage. Below: Each side of the fuselage has a number of orientation points. As seen in the image below, this side has female points.
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Below: The male orientation points of the second half of the Lynx fuselage.  Below: Both halves of the fuselage joined correctly.
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Step 2. Next, attach the landing skids to the bottom of the fuselage. Note: The longer strut on the landing skids attaches to the fuselage towards the tail boom.
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Below: Both landing skids attached correctly to the belly of the fuselage.
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Step 3. Attach the tail fin to the tail boom. Note: The tail fin has orientation points to ensure correct orientation.
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Below: The tail fin attached correctly to the tail boom. Step 4. Next, attach the tail rotor to the tail boom.
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Below: The tail rotor attached to the tail boom via the small mounting pin. Below: The tail rotor attached correctly to the tail boom.
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Step 5. Join the two sets of main rotors to create a '+' shape. Note: The set of rotors with the rotor cap should be placed on top of the set with the square cut-out. The square cut-out provides a location to secure the rotor spinner.
Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05) Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
Step 6. Next, attach the rotor spinner to the bottom of the main rotors. Below: The rotor spinner attached correctly to the bottom of the main rotors.
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Adding Rare Earth Magnets
Alternatively, you may choose to glue rare earth magnets into the recess in the hull and to the bottom of the turret. Magnets are a quick and secure way of fixing your turrets to the hulls, as an alternative to the included plastic peg.

If you require more Rare Earth Magnets, they are available through the online store here...

Read Chris' guide to Rare Earth Magnets here for more tips and tricks...

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105)
Below: Adding a rare earth magnet to the fuselage. Below: Adding a rare earth magnet to the rotor spinner.
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Below: The main rotors can be attached to the top of the fuselage using the rare magnets included in the box set (see above) or permanently attached using plastic glue. Step 7. Finally, attach the clear roof panel to the top of the fuselage.
Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05) Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
Below: The clear roof panel attached correctly to the top of the fuselage. Below: With the clear roof panel in place, the Lynx Transport helicopter is now fully assembled.
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Assembling The Flight Stand
Step One
Cut the parts of the flight stand off the plastic sprue using a sharp hobby knife or a pair of hobby cutters.
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The stalk of the flight stand attached to the base

Step Two
Attach the stem to the flight stand base. The hard plastic of the flight stand will bond firmly with plastic cement, but you can also use superglue.

There are two sizes of stem; the standard practice is to use the shorter stem for helicopters and the tall stem for strike aircraft, to bolster the impression that they are flying at a higher altitude. But there's no reason you shouldn't use the tall stem for helicopters if you like how it looks.

Left: The stem attached to the base.

Step Three
Add the magnet cap to the top of the stem. The cap fits snugly to the top of the stem, so you will only need a small amount of glue to neatly secure the magnet cap in place.

Step Four
The cap has a recess to hold one of the supplied rare-earth magnets, to create a solid connection between the stand and the aircraft model. The tabs at the front and back help keep the aircraft pointing in the right direction.
The magnet cap on top of the stork Adding a magnet to the cap
Step Five
Add a rare earth magnet to the flight stand recess in the belly of the Lynx. This will ensure a strong connection between the flight stand and the helicopter itself.
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Below: The flight stand plugged into the belly of the Lynx. Below: The Lynx on the flight stand.
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Assembling the Lynx HELARM Helicopter
Components Required For The Lynx HELARM Helicopter
The components required to assemble the Lynx HELARM helicopter can be seen below highlighted in green on the two plastic frames below.
Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
Step 1. Assemble the Lynx HELARM helicopter as you would the Lynx Transport helicopter as seen here. Step 2. Next, attach the roof-mounted sight to the top of the fuselage.
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Below: The roof-mounted sight attached correctly to the top of the fuselage. Step 3. Next, join the two halves of the TOW missile pods.
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Below: The assembled TOW missile pods. Step 4. Attach the weapons mounting brackets.
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Note: The longer arm of the mounting brackets should align with longer section of each TOW missile pod. Step 5. Next, attach the TOW missile pod with the mounting brackets to the side of the fuselage using the orientation points as seen in the image below.
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Note: The longer arm of the mounting bracket pointing towards the tail boom of the Lynx. Below: With TOW missle pods in place, the Lynx HELARM helicopter is now fully assembled.
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Painting the Lynx
Painting NATO Camouflage

Painting British Camouflage

All the colours you need to paint the standard green and black camouflage pattern of British vehicles can be found in the Quartermasters Paint Set and the Team Yankee British Paint Set.

Find out how to paint the distinctive green and black camouflage pattern on British vehicles and helicopters as Aaron takes you through the process with the Chieftain tank.

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