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RoleAttack aircraft

The Grumman A-6 Intruder was an American, twin jet-engine, mid-wing all-weather attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace. In service with the United States Navy and 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. As the A-6E was slated for retirement, its precision strike mission was taken over by the Grumman F-14 Tomcat equipped with a LANTIRN pod. From the A-6, a specialized electronic warfare derivative, the EA-6, was developed.

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LocalisationUSS Yorktown CV-10, Patriots Point
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The Grumman A-6A Intruder was a twin-engine, all-weather attack aircraft that entered service with the US Navy and Marine Corps in the early 1960s. It was designed to deliver conventional or nuclear weapons with high accuracy and reliability, day or night, in any weather conditions. The A-6A was equipped with a sophisticated integrated electronic system called DIANE, which included a radar, an inertial navigation system, and a computer. The A-6A had a side-by-side cockpit arrangement, with the pilot on the left and the bombardier/navigator (BN) on the right.
The A-6A had a swept wing with variable incidence and spoilers, and a tailhook for carrier landing. The A-6A could carry up to 8,170 kg of ordnance on five external hardpoints, including bombs, rockets, missiles, and mines. The A-6A saw extensive action during the Vietnam War, where it performed various missions such as interdiction, close air support, reconnaissance, and tanker. The A-6A was later upgraded to the A-6E variant, which had improved avionics and weapons systems. The A-6A Intruder was retired from service in 1997, after more than three decades of operation.

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