Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5009
Grumman EA-6B Prowler "Patriots"
163521, VAQ-140, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower,
CVW7, 2012 "Operation Enduring Freedom"
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 October 3, 2006 VAQ-140 “Patriots” and their EA-6Bs made its first of five deployments
onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. On June 20,
2012 the “Patriots” began their last deployment on the USS DDE with the EA-6B. VAQ-140
returned home to NAS Whidbey Island and began the process of retiring the Prowler for the new
EA-18G Growler. The EA-6B Prowler joined the fleet in 1971 with VAQ-140 beginning to fly the
EA-6B in 1985. Prowler 163521 was sent to AMARC in 2015.


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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