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 loan courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida.

Registration:
158794
Wingspan:
53.00ft
Length:
55ft
Height:
16ft
Wing Area:
528.90ft²
Empty Weight:
25,684lbs
Gross Weight:
60,400lbs
Maximum Speed:
644mph
Power Plant:
Two 9,300-lb (4218-kg) static thrust Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8A or -8B turbojets
Range:
2,740miles

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 loan courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida.

Registration:
158794
Wingspan:
53.00ft
Length:
55ft
Height:
16ft
Wing Area:
528.90ft²
Empty Weight:
25,684lbs
Gross Weight:
60,400lbs
Maximum Speed:
644mph
Power Plant:
Two 9,300-lb (4218-kg) static thrust Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8A or -8B turbojets
Range:
2,740miles