Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler – #159909, VAQ-135 “Black Ravens", USS Nimitz, U.S. Navy, 1978
1:72 Scale. Length: 10". Wingspan: 8.75"
VAQ-135 “Black Ravens” was established on May 5 1969 at NAS Alamdeda. Equipped with the Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior, their task was to provide electronic warfare and aerial refueling. In 1973 VAQ-135 moved to NAS Whidbey Island and was re-equipped with the Grumman EA-6B Prowler. From November 1977 until July 1978 VAQ-135 deployed aboard the USS Nimitz in the Mediterranean. In the early 1980s EA-6B Prowler #159909 made the first of several moves and went to VMAQ-2 “Playboys”. In November 2010 VAQ-135 traded their EA-6Bs for the EA-18G Growler.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with EA-6B Prowler artwork
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Following its last deployment in late 2014 on the George H. W. Bush, the EA-6B was withdrawn from U.S. Navy service in June 2015 – having been replaced by the Boeing EA-18G Growler (an electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet).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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14