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Grumman EA-6B Prowler – AG500, VAQ-140 Patriots, US Navy, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, Operation Enduring Freedom 2012

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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA5009: Grumman EA-6B Prowler of AG500, VAQ-140 Patriots, US Navy, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, Operation Enduring Freedom 2012

Length 10 inches Wingspan 8.75 inches

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.

Developed from the EA-6A Electronic Intruder, the EA-6B is a carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft that was first flown on May 25th, 1968. The Prowler is a key element in any USN or USMC strike-force by disrupting and jamming enemy radio and radar signals, providing protection for attacking aircraft as they carry out their mission. The aircraft can also be equipped with anti-radiation missiles desigend to home-in on enemy radar installations and neutralize surface-to-air missile threats. After a long history with the EA-6B, the US Navy began transitioning to the F/A-18G Growler in 2009.

Sold By : Plane Store SKU: HA5009 Categories: ,
Weight 1.6 kg