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Tag: A-6 Intruder

The A-6F, the A-12 and the End of the Intruder Community
Now the mention of the Intruder still frequently elicits remarks like 'retired too soon' and 'wish it was still in the Fleet'. The US Navy's Medium Attack community was riding high after Desert Storm, having successfully participated in the most extensive combat operations conducted by US forces since Vietnam. What they...
A quick look at USMC EA-6A 'Electric Intruder' operations during the Vietnam War
USMC EA-6A 'Electric Intruder' was the most capable electronic warfare aircraft of the conflict Grumman’s A-6 Intruder was the ‘Main Battery’ of carrier aviation throughout the Vietnam War. It represented the most capable medium attack aircraft in-theatre for the entire conflict, being capable of striking targets with a heavy load of ordnance in almost any...
Former USMC A-6 Pilot explains why the Intruder was the perfect CAS Aircraft
"During Operation Desert Storm the B-52s heavily involved in CAS missions flew ten-hour missions from Diego Garcia. None had the external racks they used in Vietnam. They carried only 56 500-lb bombs. Two A-6s did more damage than a B-52" Capt Tom Uryga, former USMC A-6 pilot The Grumman A-6 Intruder was the ‘Main Battery’ of carrier aviation throughout the Vietnam...
The Incredible Story of the A-6 Intruder that dodged 5 SAMs before conducting a perfect Attack on Heavily Defended Ferry Docks near Downtown Hanoi
'Intelligence reported that the SA-2 couldn't track below 1500 ft. We were disturbed to see that their assessment was incorrect', Lt Lyle Bull, A-6 Intruder B/N Grumman's A-6 Intruder was the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation throughout the Vietnam War. It represented the most capable medium attack aircraft in-theatre for the entire conflict, being capable of striking targets with a...
How an Iraqi Airfiled Commander Saved the Lives of two A-6 Crew Members Downed the First Night of Operation Desert Storm
"I'm certain Gen Layth Muneer, the H-3 base commander, saved our lives that night. He kept us safe through the night by keeping us in the base infirmary," Lt Bob Wetzel, Former A-6 Pilot The Grumman A-6 Intruder was the ‘Main Battery’ of carrier aviation throughout the Vietnam War, and it remained in service with the US Navy and US Marine...
Remembering the ill-fated 1983 U.S. strike on Lebanon
The A-6 crew ejected, and Lt Mike Lange soon succumbed to injuries suffered in the process of leaving the aircraft. B/N Lt Bobby Goodman  was turned over to Syrian troops and duly spent several weeks in a jail near Damascus The Grumman A-6 Intruder was the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation throughout the Vietnam War, and it remained in service with...
Video shows U.S. Navy crewman getting sucked into A-6 Intruder engine
"It took almost three minutes for Petty Officer JD Bridges to push his way out of the intake of the A-6 after being sucked in," Daniel P Streckfuss, former VFA-15 officer Taken on Feb. 20, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), the scary video in this post shows Petty Officer JD Bridges getting sucked into a jet engine...
When the iconic A-6 flew to Hollywood: behind the scenes of Flight of the Intruder movie
Flight of the Intruder was made with complete U.S. Navy cooperation: the USS Independence provided for two weeks of filming in November 1989 and A-6E Intruders from VA-165 "Boomers" (which were painted in Vietnam-era VA-196 markings) were used The making of Flight of the Intruder. Born as a carrier based attack plane designed to replace the Douglas Skyraider, the Grumman A-6 Intruder...
Sheets began jinking, performing quick dodging maneuvers that made it tough for the MiG-17 pilot to keep the A-6 in his sights, trying to drag the MiG toward the coast, hoping to run it out of gas... Born as a carrier based attack plane designed to replace the Douglas Skyraider, the Grumman A-6 had one characteristic that made it distinguishable...
The unknown story of the close call that almost started World War III off the Korean Peninsula in 1969 
“This is the Chief-of-Staff: Launch the alert five.” In just minutes we could hear the A-6 engines starting directly above on the flight deck On Apr. 14, 1969 a North Korean MiG-21 shot down an unarmed EC-121 propeller-driven aircraft which was on a routine reconnaissance patrol over the Sea of Japan from its base at Atsugi, Japan. The entire 31-man...

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