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Grumman / Northrop Grumman A-6 Intruder attacker

 

A-6A Intruder

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
A-6A (ex-A2F-1) attacker 2/1963 - 1970 482 1997 2 seats, 2 Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8A engines (2 4218 kgf), 8165 kg of combat load on 1 hull and 4 wing points (5 907-kg bombs or 30 227-kg bombs or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 12 Mk24 bomb cassettes or 24 mines or 76 70-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 triple 20-mm guns), APQ-88 radar
A-6B 1967 - 1967 19 modified from A-6A 1980 8165 kg of combat load on 1 hull and 4 wing points (5 907-kg bombs or 30 227-kg bombs or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 12 Mk24 bomb cassettes or 24 mines or 76 70-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 triple 20-mm guns or 4 Standard-ARM ARM)
A-6C 1970 - 1970 12 modified from A-6A 1980 night attack, APQ-92 radar
A-6E 2/1970 - 3/1980 224+198 modified from A-6A + 5 modified from A-6B + 10 modified from A-6C 1997 8165 kg of combat load on 1 hull and 4 wing points (5 907-kg bombs or 30 227-kg bombs or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 12 Mk24 bomb cassettes or 24 mines or 76 70-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 triple 20-mm guns or 4 Shrike ARM), APQ-148 radar
A-6E Harpoon 1980s 50 modified from A-6E 1997 8165 kg of combat load on 1 hull and 4 wing points (5 907-kg bombs or 30 227-kg bombs or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 12 Mk24 bomb cassettes or 24 mines or 76 70-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 triple 20-mm guns or 4 Shrike ARM or 4 Harpoon ASM)
A-6E Rewinged 1980 - 5/1992 21+179 modified from A-6E 1997 2 J52-P-408 engines (2 x 4218 kgf), 8165 kg of combat load on 1 hull and 4 wing points (5 907-kg bombs or 30 227-kg bombs or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 12 Mk24 bomb cassettes or 24 mines or 76 70-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 triple 20-mm guns or 4 Shrike ARM or 4 Harpoon ASM or 4 Maverick ASM or 4 SLAM ASM or 4 HARM ARM or 4 Skipper ASM), APQ-156 radar
A-6E SWIP 1980 - 90-s 12+332 modified from A-6E 1997 2 J52-P-8A engines (2 4218 kgf), APQ-148 radar
A-6E TRAM 10/1974 - 1988 50 modified from A-6E 1997 8165 kg of combat load on 1 hull and 4 wing points (5 907-kg bombs or 30 227-kg bombs or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 12 Mk24 bomb cassettes or 24 mines or 76 70-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 triple 20-mm guns or 4 Shrike ARM)
EA-6A attacker - ECM plane 4/1963 - 1968 21+7 modified from A-6A 1968 8165 kg of combat load on 1 hull and 4 wing points (5 907-kg bombs or 30 227-kg bombs or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 12 Mk24 bomb cassettes or 24 mines or 76 70-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets), APQ-88 radar, ECM equipment
EA-6B Prowler ECM plane 5/1968 - 1/1992 196+3 modified from A-6A --- 4 seats, 1 HARM ARM, ECM equipment
KA-6D Intruder flying tanker 1969 - 1985 78 modified from A-6A + 9 modified from A-6E 1997 2 seats, unarmed, cargo fuel

 

Modification A-6A A-6E

Wing span, m

16.15 16.15

Length, m

16.64 16.69

Height, m

4.75 4.93

Wings area, m2

49.15 49.14

Empty mass, kg

11650 12132

Full flying-off mass, kg

27500 27397
Engine 2 Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8A 2 Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8A

Force, kgf

2 4218 2 4218
Maximal speed, km/h 1000 1297
Cruise speed, km/h 763 763
Flying range, km 5190 5222
Vertical speed, m/s   38.7
Maximal altitude, m 12700 12927
Complement 2 2
Armament 8165 kg of combat load on 1 hull and 4 wing points (5 907-kg bombs or 30 227-kg bombs or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 12 Mk24 bomb cassettes or 24 mines or 76 70-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 triple 20-mm guns), APQ-88 radar 8165 kg of combat load on 1 hull and 4 wing points (5 907-kg bombs or 30 227-kg bombs or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 12 Mk24 bomb cassettes or 24 mines or 76 70-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 triple 20-mm guns or 4 Shrike ARM)

A-6A Intruder

EA-6B Prowler

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008