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Fort Garry Horse Memorial Lynx

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Municipality/Province: Winnipeg, MB

Memorial Number: 46009-022

Type: Weapon (Lynx armoured personnel carrier)

Address: 551 Machray Avenue

Location: McGregor Armoury

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 49.9283573   Long: -97.1401796

Submitted By: Tamara Wally; Victor Jarman

The Lynx was used in the Canadian military as an armoured reconnaissance and command vehicle. Formerly used by the Fort Garry Horse, this Lynx was placed as a memorial by the Fort Garry Horse Association and the regiment to honour all Regular and Reserve Force personnel who trained in this vehicle. It was dedicated on 21 September 1997, the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Fort Garry Horse and the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai.

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DEDICATED ON THE FORT GARRY HORSE 85TH ANNIVERSARY AND THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI TO THOSE REGULAR AND RESERVE MEMBERS WHO SERVED AND TRAINED ON THE LYNX. SEPTEMBER 21, 1997

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CARRIER COMMAND AND RECONNAISSANCE

FULL TRACKED, ARMOURED, LYNX

ROLE: TO PROVIDE HIGH SPEED RECCE AND TACTICAL MOBILITY TO FIELD COMMANDERS

WEIGHT: COMBAT LOADED, FULLY SERVICED INCLUDING CREW 19,050 LBS

PERFORMANCE: CREW - 1 DRIVER, 1 VEHICLE COMMANDER, 10 BS ON LAND - AVERAGE CRUISING RANGE 230 MILES MAX SPEED 3.5 MPH ON WATER - MAXIMUM SPEED 3.5 MPH

ENGINE: DETROIT DIESEL ENGINE MODEL 6V52 (5063-5299) TYPE TWO CYCLE, COMPRESSION IGNITIATION MAXIMUM BRAKE HORSEPOWER 210 AR 2800 RPM

TRANSMISSION: ALLISON, TX 100-1, 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC

ARMAMENT: COMMANDER - A .50 CALIBER MACHINE GUN THAT CAN BE ELECTRICALLY OR MECHANICALLY FIRED. OBSERVER - MANUALLY OPERATED 7.62 MM MACHINE GUN

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