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MDF Scaled Down 11 The Grumman A-6 Intruder

MDF Scaled Down 11 The Grumman A-6 I
AUTHOR Andy Evans
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Softback
NO OF PAGES 96
ILLUSTRATIONS Black and white photos, colour photos and colour profiles, line drawings
£14.99

On April 19th, 1960, the prototype Grumman A-6 Intruder, Grumman model G-128 and designated the YA2F-1, BuAer 147864, lifted off from Grumman’s Calverton facility for the first time. Nearly thirty-seven years and 693 Intruders later, on February 28th, 1997, VA-34 the ‘Blue Blasters’, retired the Navy’s last operational A-6E Intruders. The Navy's experience in the Korean War showed the need for a new long-range strike aircraft with high subsonic performance at very low altitude, an aircraft that could penetrate enemy defences and find and destroy small targets in any weather. So, the A-6 Intruder was designed with these needs in mind and was a true ‘bomb truck’. From the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts of Iraq the Intruder proved its worth, able to carry a plethora of weaponry and pack a mighty punch. The aircraft also served as an airborne tanker with the KA-6D version. The Intruder was highly successful in US Navy service and was also adopted by the US Marine Corps until being replaced, as with the Navy by the F/A-18 Hornet. The Intruder was one of a kind, and we probably never see another aircraft like it, or one as capable. From the Intruder airframe came the EA-6A electronic warfare variant, and then the far more sophisticated EA-6B ‘Prowler’, a four-seat EW variant, packed with jamming equipment and electronics. Like the A-6, the Prowler was used by both the Navy and Marine Corps, and has now also now been retired, its roles now being undertaken by the EA-18G ‘Growler’. The history, variants, systems and war roles of the Intruder and Prowler are detailed in this new MDF Scaled Down, which will be a source of reference for both the enthusiast and modeller alike.

AUTHOR Andy Evans
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Softback
NO OF PAGES 96
ILLUSTRATIONS Black and white photos, colour photos and colour profiles, line drawings
PRODUCT CODE 61687AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£14.99