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Grumman A-6E Intruder

Aircraft Info Group

Description
Manufacturer: 
Grumman
Model: 
A-6E Intruder
Year: 
1970
Gallery: 
South Lawn
On Loan From: 
National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
Location (field): 
South Lawn
Viewable: 
Yes

During the Korean War, the U.S. needed rugged jet aircraft suited for attack missions. The A-6 was designed as a tough and versatile all-weather attack bomber to fill this role. Major improvements in avionics and hardware have made the Intruder the workhorse of the Navy and Marine Corps for over 30 years -- from Vietnam to beyond Desert Storm.

The Museum's A-6E entered service in 1972. It has flown with nine Navy squadrons including bombing missions over Iraq during the first Gulf War. The plane is painted in the scheme of a VA-52 aircraft from the USS Kitty Hawk. That A-6 Intruder, named "Viceroy 502," was lost over Vietnam in 1972.

This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida.