Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5008
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
160432, VMAQ-2, US Marines
True 1/72 scale.

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.

Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.

Optional armament provided.

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figure included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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Based on the A-6 Intruder the Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler primary
mission is to support strike aircraft and ground forces by interrupting enemy electronics and
gathering tactical intelligence. The aircraft carries 4-crew and is in service with the USN and
USMC. The first USN EA-6B was retired on June 10, 2011 and the last carrier deployment by an
EA-6B took place on November 14, 2014. The USN will replace the EA-6B with the Boeing
EA-18G Growler. The USMC will continue using the EA-6B until 2019.

On February 17, 1977 the Marine EA-6B Prowler 160432 number 000 arrived at MCAS Cherry
Point, North Carolina and was greeted by a fly-in with EA-6A 147865 “Methuselah”. It was
assigned to VMAQ-2, Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2. 160432 made an
appearance in every conflict where a Prowler was involved. On June 10, 2011 160432 made its
final active duty flight completing forty-four years of service and accumulating eleven-thousand
hours of flight time. Prowler 160432 was retired to MCAS Cherry Point.


Specifications for the Northrop Grumman Corp. EA-6B Prowler

Role – Electronic Attack

First Flight – May 25, 1968

Operationally Ready – July 1971

Crew: 4 x (Pilot and 3 Electronic Countermeasures Officers)

Dimensions
Length - 59 feet 10 inches  (17.7 m)
Height - 16 feet 8 inches  (4.9 m)
Wingspan - 53 feet  (15.9 m)

Weight
Empty - 31,160 lbs  (14,134 kg)
Maximum Take Off - 61,500 pounds  (27,450 kg)

Performance
Speed
Cruise - 418 kts / 481 mph  (775 km/h)
Maximum - 566 kts / 651 mph  (1,049 km/h)
Rate of Climb - 12,900 ft/min  (65.53 m/s)
Service Ceiling - 37,600 ft  (11,460 m)
Range - 1,000+ nm /1,150+ miles  (1,840+ km)

Weapons
Armament/Weapons
4 x AGM-88 HARM
5 x AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Jamming Pods
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