Based on the helicopter design Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra which was used in great numbers in Vietnam, Bell developed the improved version AH-1W SuperCobra which has better fighting power and other features. First delivery of this prototype to the US-Marine-Corps was in 1986.
Airfix 1/48 model. Designed to operate from frigates, destroyers as well as larger surface craft, the Lynx MK8 is the Navy's current ASW patrol helicopter. The very prominent nose modification incorporating the Sea Spray radar and the Sea Owl thermal imager along with the new BERP rotor blades.