A-6E

Behind the scenes of Flight of the Intruder movie: when the iconic A-6 flew to Hollywood

Behind the scenes of Flight of the Intruder movie: when the iconic A-6 flew to Hollywood

During the Vietnam War 84 A-6 Intruder attack aircraft were lost, but the toughness of the planes and their pilots… Read More

1 year ago

Intruder Vs Legacy Hornet: Naval Aviator who flew both explains why the A-6 was like a ’65 Ford F-100 while the F/A-18 was like an ’84 Pontiac Fiero

‘I'm tremendously thankful to have flown both and while the Hornet got me in and out of combat, I'll always… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the last days of the A-6 Community and the “Intruder Reef”

On Dec. 19, 1996, the last deployment of the iconic Grumman A-6 ended when all the Intruders of VA-75 ‘Sunday… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy Hornet pilot explains why F/A-18 drivers cut the fingertips off their gloves

Some F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilots cut the fingertips off their gloves. Why? Military pilots, like motorcyclists, “dress for the slide,… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the US Navy A-6 Intruder that was accidentally shot down by a Japanese destroyer

On Jun. 3, 1996 a Japanese destroyer accidentally shot down a US Navy A-6E Intruder with a Phalanx CIWS during… Read More

4 years ago

Intruders over Libya: former A-6 crew members remember their participation in Operation El Dorado Canyon

“They shot at least two missiles at us. I'm screaming at the pilot to get back down and move the… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

This A-6E was able to RTB in spite of heavy damage by Iraqi defences the second night of Operation Desert Storm

VA-35's A-6E 'Ray Gun 502' was hit by an Iraqi Roland SAM just as it started dropping its six Mk… Read More

5 years ago

How an Iraqi Airfield Commander Saved the Lives of two A-6 Crew Members Downed the Second 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… Read More

5 years ago