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EA-6B Prowler Model, USN, VAQ-134 - Hobby Master HA5007


EA-6B Prowler Model, USN, VAQ-134 - Hobby Master HA5007 - click to enlarge
EA-6B Prowler Model, USN, VAQ-134 - Hobby Master HA5007 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5007
$119.95
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler - 163890/AJ502, VAQ-134 “Garudas”, U.S. Navy, June 2015, "U.S. Navy Farewell scheme"

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



Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide


On June 27, 2015 the last U. S. Navy EA-6B Prowler #163890/AJ502 assigned to the VAQ-134 “Garudas” made its farewell flight during the Sunset Ceremony to celebrate the forty-four years of EA-6B Prowler service. This Prowler will be on display at Point Mugu, California. Garuda is a Hindu/Buddhist deity able to swiftly travel anywhere to protect.

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Following its last deployment in late 2014 on the George H. W. Bush, the EA-6B was withdrawn from U.S. Navy service in June 2015 – having been replaced by the Boeing EA-18G Growler (an electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet).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