AE-6B Prowler Electric Intruder Aircraft Model

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Price: $169.98
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*This EA-6B Prowler scale model aircraft is one of a kind hand made model airplane.

*This airplane model and all of our military models are the finest hand made products on the web today. 

*The call signs and lettering are accurate and approved by the agencies these planes flew for.

*This and all of our other airplane models are one of a kind replicas carved from solid mahogany.

*Master craftsmen spend many hours carving the details and sanding out the fine lines that make these model aircraft the magnificent quality plane model that you see here.

*Scale 1/58

*Wingspan: 10.7"

*Length: 12"

*Includes Deskstand

This model airplane comes with it's own stand so that it can be proudly displayed on your desktop or mantel.

There are very limited numbers of this model plane being made so get yours now before they are all gone!

History:

The EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft manufactured by Grumman (now Northrop Grumman) as a meodification of the basic A-6 Intruder airframe

The EA-6A "Electric Intruder" was developed for the United States Marine Corps in the 1960s to replace the EF-10B Skyknight. It was a direct conversion of the standard two-seat A-6 Intruder airframe fitted with electronic warfare (EW) equipment. The EA-6A was used by three USMC squadrons during the Vietnam War. A total of 27 were built with 15 of those being new builds. Most were retired in the 1970s with the last few retiring in the 1990s. The EA-6A was essentially an interim aircraft.

The much more advanced and substantially redesigned EA-6B was developed beginning in 1966 as a replacement for EKA-3B Skywarriors for the United States Navy. The forward fuselage was lengthened for a larger four-seat cockpit and the antenna fairing added to the tip of the vertical stabilizer. The Prowler first flew on 25 May 1968 and entered service in July 1971. Three prototype EA-6Bs were converted from A-6As and five EA-6Bs were development airframes. A total of 170 EA-6B production aircraft were built through 1991.

The Prowler is powered by two non-afterburning jet engines and is capable of high subsonic speeds. Since EW operations are very demanding, the Prowler is a high-maintenance aircraft and also undergoes more frequent equipment upgrades than any other aircraft in the Navy. Although designed as an electronic escort and command and control platform for strike missions, the EA-6B is also capable of attacking surface targets on its own, especially radar antennae, surface-to-air missile launchers, and other enemy defenses. In addition, the aircraft is highly capable of gathering electronic intelligence.

The EA-6B Prowler has been continually upgraded over the years. The first was which was named "expanded capability" (EXCAP) beginning in 1973. Then came "improved capability" (ICAP) in 1976 and ICAP II in 1980. ICAP II provided the capability to fire AGM-88 HARM missiles

 

on 02/08/2013 07:20pm
on 02/08/2013 05:39pm
Billy on 01/20/2013 05:33pm
First one I have seen looks good!

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