Last call for Danish Lynx


With the last Kongelige Danske Flyvevåben (Royal Danish Air Force) Lynx Mk90Bs of Eskadrille 723 scheduled for retirement later this year, S-191 received a striking colour scheme that features a lynx on the right side, and a polar bear on the left side. The type entered service in 1980 when eight Lynx Mk80s were delivered to the Danish Navy, followed by two additional airframes, this time Mk90s, in 1987-1988. Eight were rebuilt to Mk90B standard between 2000- 2004. By February this year, four remained in service with Eskadrille 723, which took delivery of its first three MH-90R Seahawks on May 11, 2016. The Seahawks will formally take over operations in January, and all nine should be delivered by mid-2018. Kees van der Mark