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HA5009 Grumman EA-6B Prowler "Patriots" 163521, VAQ-140, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVW7, 2012
"Operation Enduring Freedom"

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)
Length - 59 feet 10 inches (17.7 m) Height - 16 feet 8 inches (4.9 m) Wingspan - 53 feet (15.9 m)
Empty - 31,160 lbs (14,134 kg) Maximum Take Off - 61,500 pounds (27,450 kg)
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)
Armament/Weapons 4 x AGM-88 HARM 5 x AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Jamming Pods