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. 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. 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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