YouTube – A-6 Intruder
2 x 9,300 lbs. ea.
54 ft. 9 in.
53 ft. 0 in.
The A-6 Intruder from Grumman first took to the sky on April 19, 1960. Deployment to fleet carriers took place in 1963.
A-6 Intruder aircraft were attack jets capable of flying all weather missions. They were used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
The A-6 Intruder participated in virtually every military air action carried out by the United States, since its deployment, including Vietnam.
Intruder aircraft dropped more ordnance than B-52 heavy bombers during the Vietnam war.
Although not armed with machine guns or cannons, the Intruder could carry up to 18,000 lbs. of ordnance externally, including bombs, missiles and rockets.
A total of 693 A-6 Intruder aircraft of all types were built. They were retired from active duty in 1998.
RC A-6 Intruder
In the picture above is the fantastic RC A-6 Intruder from a Mey’s Hi Tech Hobby kit. Steve S from RC Universe started a thread about it. Its wingspan and length are both 65 inches.
Lee RC has the RC A-6 Intruder. It comes ready to fly. Its wingspan is 34 in. and length is 33 in. Power comes from an included 70 mm fan and motor.
The Freewing all foam RC A-6 Intruder is PNP (plug and play). Assembly time is around two hours. It has a 46 in. wingspan and 47.2 in. length. It comes with a 3530 – 1680 kV motor turning a twelve blade 80 mm EDF unit. Ready to fly weight is about 5 lbs.