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Grumman A-6 Intruder

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Left side air-to-air view of an A-6E Intruder aircraft from Medium Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52).

The Grumman A-6 Intruder was an American, twin jet-engine, mid-wing attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace. In service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather medium attack aircraft to replace the piston-engined Douglas A-1 Skyraider.

In the early 1990s, the A-6E was upgraded to A-6F standard gaining new engines, avionics, and electronics after the NATF was cancelled. A specialized electronic warfare derivative, the Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler (currently EA-6C Prowler), is also in service as of 2012. The A-6 is currently being replaced by the F-35C Lightning II.


  • Australia
    • Australian Defense Force
      • Royal Australian Navy
  • United States
    • United States Armed Forces
      • United States Marine Corps
      • United States Navy
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