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Grumman A-6 Intruder
The Grumman A-6 Intruder is an American twinjet all-weather attack aircraft developed for the U.S Navy.
Pre-production aircraft, eight built with the first four with rotating jet exhaust pipes, redesignated YA-6A in 1962.
First production variant with fixed tailpipe, 484 built, redesignated A-6A in 1962.
Prototype electronic warfare variant, one modified from A2F-1, redesignated YEA-6A in 1962.
Electronic warfare variant of the A2F-1 redesignated EA-6A in 1962
Pre-production aircraft redesignated from YA2F-1 in 1962.
First production variant redesignated from A2F-1 in 1962.
One YA2F-1 electronic warfare variant prototype redesignated in 1962.
Electronic warfare variant redesignated from A2F-1H, had a redesigned fin and rudder and addition of an ECM radome, able to carry under wing ECM pods.
The redesignation of three YA-6As and three A-6As.
The six aircraft were modified for special tests.
One EA-6A aircraft was modified for special test purposes.
Proposed trainer variant with three-seat, not built.
Variant fitted with avionics for the suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD).
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Electronic warfare variant of the A-6A with longer fuselage for four crew.
The designation of two EA-6B prototypes, which were modified for special test purposes.
A-6A conversion for low-level attack role with electro-optical sensors.
A-6A conversion for flight-refuelling.
A-6A with improved electronics.
A-6F Intruder II
Advanced version with updated electronics and General Electric F404 turbofans.
Proposed cheaper alternative to the A-6F, with its advanced electronics, but existing J52 turbojets.
Unbuilt single-seat A-6 based design proposal for the VA(L) competition for A-4 Skyhawk replacement based on existing design.
Contract ultimately awarded to the LTV A-7 Corsair II.
54 ft 9 in (16.69 m)
53 ft 0 in (16.15 m)
25 ft 2 in (7.67 m) wing folded
16 ft 2 in (4.93 m)
528.9 sq ft (49.14 m2)
26,660 lb (12,093 kg)
Max take-off weight
60,400 lb (27,397 kg)
2,385 US gal (1,986 imp gal; 9,030 L) (internal fuel)
Zero-lift drag coefficient
2 × Pratt & Whitney J52-P8B turbojets, 9,300 lbf (41 kN) thrust each
560 kn (640 mph, 1,040 km/h) at sea level
412 kn (474 mph, 763 km/h)
98 kn (113 mph, 181 km/h) (flaps down)
Maximum exceed speed
700 kn (810 mph, 1,300 km/h)
878 nmi (1,010 mi, 1,626 km) (with max payload)
2,818 nmi (3,243 mi, 5,219 km)
42,400 ft (12,900 m)
-2.4 to 6.5
Rate of climb
7,620 ft/min (38.7 m/s)
Take-off run to 50 ft (15 m)
4,530 ft (1,380 m)
Landing run from 50 ft (15 m)
2,540 ft (770 m)
Five hard points with a capacity of 3,600 lb (1,600 kg) each
(4 under wings, 1 under fuselage),
18,000 lb (8,200 kg) total, with provisions to carry combinations of
12x LAU-10 4-round 5 inch Zuni pods
12x LAU-68 7-round 2.75 inch FFAR pods
12x LAU-61/LAU-68 19-round 2.75 inch FFAR pods
AGM-45 Shrike anti-radar missile × 2
AGM-78 Standard ARM anti-radar missile × 2
AGM-62 Walleye TV-guided glide bomb
AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile × 6
AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile / AGM-84E Standoff Land Attack Missile
AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missile
AGM-123 Skipper air-to-ground missile
AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile
ADM-141 TALD decoy missiles
28× Mk 82 500 lb (227 kg) GP bombs or Mk 20 Rockeye II cluster bomb
13× Mk 83 1,000 lb (454 kg) GP bombs
5× Mk 84 2,000 lb (907 kg) GP bombs
5x GBU-12/16/10 laser-guided bombs
5x CBU-72 Fuel-Air Explosives
Up to three B43, B57 or B61 nuclear weapons
Mk 60 Captor Mine
Up to 5 300 US gal (250 imp gal; 1,100 L) drop tanks
Various practice stores, chaff launchers, baggage pods, flares.
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