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Grumman EA-6B Prowler – VAQ-140 Patriots, US Navy, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2006

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JC Wings 1/72 scale JCW72EA6B003: Grumman EA-6B Prowler of VAQ-140 Patriots, US Navy, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2006. Limited edition of 600 models

Length 10 inches Wingspan 8.75 inches

PLEASE NOTE: This is a truly suberb accurate and intricate model, setting new standards in diecast with optional wing, undercarriage, canopy and servicing panel positions. It requires a fairly high level of ability and patience to assemble in some of the pictures shown. Once assembled I would highly recommend that it is displayed within a glass cabinet, as the small parts can easily become detached and potentially lost.

The Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, four-seat, mid-wing electronic-warfare aircraft derived from the A-6 Intruder airframe. The EA-6A was the initial electronic warfare version of the A-6 used by the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy. Development on the more advanced EA-6B began in 1966. An EA-6B aircrew consisted of one pilot and three Electronic Countermeasures Officers, though it was not uncommon for only two ECMOs to be used on missions. It was capable of carrying and firing anti-radiation missiles (ARMs), such as the AGM-88 HARM.

The Prowler was in service with the U.S. Armed Forces from 1971 until 2019. It has carried out numerous missions for jamming enemy radar systems, and in gathering radio intelligence on those and other enemy air defence systems. From the 1998 retirement of the United States Air Force EF-111 Raven electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-6B was the only dedicated electronic warfare plane available for missions by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Air Force until the fielding of the Navys EA-18G Growler in 2009. Following its last deployment in late 2014, the EA-6B was withdrawn from U.S. Navy service in June 2015, followed by the USMC in March 2019.

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Weight 1.9 kg