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A-6E Intruder

BuNo. 152599

 
 
A-6E Intruder Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. A-6E Intruder Marker
Inscription. Developed as a carrier-based attack aircraft, the A-6 Intruder gave the Navy and Marines an accurate all-weather capability. Placed into service in the early 1960s, the Intruder served in the Vietnam War, raids on Lebanon and Libya in the 1980s, and Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Modified Intruders (KA-6D) served as aerial tankers until retired (with all Intruders) in 1997. The multi-mission F/A-18 Super Hornet has replaced the Intruder aboard US Navy aircraft carriers.

Manufacturer : Grumman (later Northrop Grumman)
Type: all weather carrier-based attack aircraft
Crew : pilot and bombardier/navigator
Powerplant: two 9030 lb (4,096 kg) static thrust Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8 turbojets (non afterburning)
Wingspan: 53 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
Length: 40 ft (16.15 m)
Height: 16 ft 2 in (4.93 m)
Weight: 26,746 lbs (12,132 kg) empty; 60,000 lbs (27,215.5 kg) maximum
Armament: 18,000 lbs (8,164.8 kg) of external ordnance
Maximum speed: 650 mph (1046 km/h)
Combat radius: 500 miles (805 kilometers)
Service ceiling: 42,400 (12,924 m)

This aircraft on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
 
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
 
Location.
A-6E Intruder and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
2. A-6E Intruder and Marker
32° 47.404′ N, 79° 54.504′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Patriots Point Road. Click for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder (here, next to this marker); F-8K Crusader (a few steps from this marker); S-3B Viking (a few steps from this marker); The A-7E Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); SH-3G Sea King (within shouting distance of this marker); S-2E Tracker (within shouting distance of this marker); E-1B Tracer (within shouting distance of this marker); Clamagore (SS-343) (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. Patriots Point, A-6E Intruder. Developed as a carrier based attack aircraft (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The A-6 Intruder, Wikipedia entry. The A-6 Intruder is an American twin jet-engine (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, Vietnam
 
A-6E Intruder Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
3. A-6E Intruder
A-6E Intruder all-weather shipborne attack aircraft Photo, Click for full size
Courtesy of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
4. A-6E Intruder all-weather shipborne attack aircraft
 
 
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