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EA-6B Prowler Model, USMC, VMAQ-3 - Hobby Master HA5006


EA-6B Prowler Model, USMC, VMAQ-3 - Hobby Master HA5006 - click to enlarge
EA-6B Prowler Model, USMC, VMAQ-3 - Hobby Master HA5006 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5006
$104.95
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Order in advance for an expected arrival in December 2017. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler –160436, VMAQ-3 “Moon Dogs”, USMC, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, 2004-05 "Operation Enduring Freedom"

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



Limited production of approximately 450 models worldwide


VMAQ-3 (Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron) is one of four such USMC units. Based at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina they conduct airborne electronic warfare and in late 2004 deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan. VMAQ3 was assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group as part of Operation Enduring Freedom from January 2005 until August of 2005 and was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation. After Afghanistan, EA-6B #160436 was re-assigned a few times before being retired to Castle Air Museum in Atwater, California.

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 capable of attacking some land based targets on its own, in particular enemy radar sites and surface-to-air missile launchers, using the AGM-88 anti-radiation missile.

Following its last deployment in late 2014 on the George H. W. Bush, the EA-6B was withdrawn from U.S. Navy service in June 2015 – having been replaced by the Boeing EA-18G Growler (an electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet).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

  • Opening canopies
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with EA-6B Prowler artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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