Northrop Grumman EA-6B (A-6) Prowler - Intruder - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Airplane by Hobby Master

$ 129.99

1:72 Scale Metal Diecast - Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler - VAQ-136 - Length: 10" Wingspan: 8.75". 

 

This model has four seats and includes four pilot/crew figures. A pair of external fuel tanks that can be attached to the wings. Two wing mounted jamming pods are included and a third jamming pod can be attached to the fuselage but this one needs to be used in together with the display stand to be held in place. 

 

The canopies are not movable, they don't open and close. Instead, two pairs of canopies are included for each position.

 

An optional landing gear is included as well as the wheel well covers to display the model in the inflight mode.

 

A display stand included. This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. 

 

The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.

 

164402, VAQ-136, Gauntlets 2011

The Northrop Grumman (formerly GrummanEA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, four-seat, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft derived from the A-6 Intruder airframe. TheEA-6A was the initial electronic warfare version of the A-6 used by the United States Marine Corps in the 1960s. Development on the more advanced EA-6B began in 1966. An EA-6B aircrew consists of one pilot and three Electronic Countermeasures Officers, though it is not uncommon for only two ECMOs to be used on missions. It is capable of carrying and firing anti-radiation missiles (ARM), such as the AGM-88 HARM missile.

Prowler has been in service with the U.S. Armed Forces since 1971. It has carried out numerous missions for jamming enemy radar systems, and in gathering radio intelligence on those and other enemy air defense systems. From the 1998 retirement of the United States Air Force EF-111 Raven electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-6B was the only dedicated electronic warfare plane available for missions by the United States Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Air Force until the fielding of the Navy's EA-18G Growler in 2009. Following its last deployment in late 2014, the EA-6B was withdrawn from U.S. Navy service in June 2015. The USMC plans to operate the Prowler until 2019.

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