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EA-6B Prowler Model, U.S. Navy, VAQ-136 - Hobby Master HA5001


EA-6B Prowler Model, U.S. Navy, VAQ-136 - Hobby Master HA5001 - click to enlarge
EA-6B Prowler Model, U.S. Navy, VAQ-136 - Hobby Master HA5001 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5001
$114.95
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler – #164402, VAQ-136 “Gauntlets,” U.S. Navy, 2011

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10".  Wingspan: 8.75"



VAQ-136 “Gauntlets” was formed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington on April 6, 1973. In 1978 they moved to Atsugi, Japan and were assigned to the USS Midway of Carrier Wing 5. The “Gauntlets” were the first Prowler squadron to launch assaults against Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. In 2008 VAQ-136 cross-decked from the USS Kitty Hawk to the USS George Washington. On March 11, 2011 a tsunami hit Japan and the squadron moved to Guam and from June to November 2011 they deployed again on the USS George Washington.

The Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine electronic warfare aircraft derived from the A-6 Intruder airframe and used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The EA-6A was the initial version developed for the Marine Corps in the 1960s. Development on the EA-6B began in 1966 and was first flown on May 25, 1968, entering operational service in July 1971. The aircrew consists of one pilot and three electronic countermeasures officers, although it is not uncommon for two ECMOs to be used on some missions. The EA-6B can be operated from aircraft carriers and land bases.

Although the Prowler was designed as an electronic warfare and command-and-control aircraft for air strike missions; it is also capable of attacking some land targets, in particular enemy radar sites and surface-to-air missile launchers, using anti-radiation missiles such as the AGM-88.

Following its last deployment in late 2014 on the George H. W. Bush, the EA-6B was withdrawn from U.S. Navy service in June 2015 – having been replaced by the Boeing EA-18G Growler (an electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet). The USMC plans to operate the Prowler until 2019.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an EA-6 Prowler features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures (4)
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with EA-6 Prowler artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14


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