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HA5008 Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler 160432, VMAQ-2, US Marines

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