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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler – 160432, VMAQ-2, USMC
1:72 Scale. Length: 10". Wingspan: 8.75"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
On February 17 1977 Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler 160432 arrived at MCAS Cherry Point North Carolina and was greeted by a fly-in with EA-6A Prowler #147865 “Methuselah”. 160432 was assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2. 160432 made an appearance in every conflict where a Prowler was involved. On June 10, 2011 EA-6B 160432 made its final active duty flight, completing forty-four years of service and accumulating 11,000 hours of flight time. Prowler 160432 was retired to MCAS Cherry Point.Opening canopies
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate pad printed graphics
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 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Following its last deployment in late 2014 on the George H. W. Bush, the EA-6B was withdrawn from U.S. Navy service in June 2015 – having been replaced by the Boeing EA-18G Growler (an electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet).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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14