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Grumman A-6E Intruder

By Htam

DSC_8249_tonemapped.jpg@ San Diego, CA

April 2014

The Grumman A-6 Intruder was an all-weather attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace from 1962–1990.  With vastly upgraded navigation and attack systems, the A-6E was the definitive attack version, models totaled 445 aircraft, about 240 of which were converted from earlier A-6A/B/C models.  This example on the USS Midway flight deck carries a load of Mk-82 Snake Eye bombs under the wings.  The A-6 was the  US Navy/US Marine Corp’s primary asset for medium bomber duties until replaced by the F/A-18 Hornet in the 1990s.  Nikon D7000 w/18-200mm.

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