Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler – 163892, VMAQ-2 Death Jesters, USMC, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, 2008, "Operation Iraqi Freedom"
1:72 Scale. Length: 10". Wingspan: 8.75"
Limited to 500 Models Worldwide
VMAQ-2 began as VMC-2 Widowmakers on September 15, 1952 at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. On December 1, 1955 the squadron was re-designated as VMCJ-2 until 1993 when they became the Panthers. The Panthers name lasted until 2000 when they became the Death Jesters. VMAQ-2 deployed to Al Asad AB, Iraq in January of 2006, again in July 2007 and once again from September 2008 until April 2009.Opening canopies (front and rear)
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures (four)
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with EA-6 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 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Following its last deployment in late 2014 on the George H. W. Bush, the EA-6B was withdrawn from U.S. Navy service in June 2015 – having been replaced by the Boeing EA-18G Growler (an electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet).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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14