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Grumman A-6 Intruder

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During the Korean War, the U.S. Military flew more attack missions than any other type of mission.  The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flew most of their attack missions with piston-engined aircraft.

In 1957 the Navy selected the Grumman G-128 in a competition for a long-range, low-level tactical strike aircraft.  The first flight of the prototype was made in 1960 with the type entering service in 1963.

The Intruder saw extensive service in the South East Asia.  When the last A-6 variant left the production line in 1990 more than 660 had been built.

 Specifications (A-6E)





Type: Attack
Engines: two 9,300 lb (4218 kg) thrust Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8B turbojets
G-128: Grumman model number
A2F: pre-1962 designation
A-6: Attack version
EA-6: Electronic Countermeasures version (named Prowler)
KA-6: In-flight refueling version

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