A-6 Intruder




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$43,000,000
attack
two
P&W J52
2 x 9,300 lbs. ea.
26,660 lbs.
58,600 lbs.
none
18,000 lbs.
54 ft. 9 in.
53 ft. 0 in.
450 mph
645 mph
8,600 fpm
42,400
1,000 miles
4/19/60
1963




A-6 Intruder

A-6 Intruder

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.

A-6 Intruder

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.




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  2. MIchael Mey says:

    Just a minor correction the name of the man who made the A-6 kit pictured is Eric Mey, his company that he sold them through was called Mey’s Hi Tech Hobby. The reason i’m 100% certain of this is because Eric is my father and I remember growing up going to fan fly’s and other compition’s and watching my dad build and fly his kits. I also still have all of his production tooling and molds to make that exact plane along with his other kits.

  3. admin says:

    Thank you, Michael. We have corrected that on our page.

  4. Stuart C Ingle says:

    Does anyone have the contact info Michael Mey? Would like to see if he can kit the A6. Does he have the molds for the landing gear.

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