Fly the Intruder

 

Get aboard one of the venerable aircrafts of the US Navy. Designed as an All-Weather attack aircraft, it saw heavy use during the Vietnam war.

 

Available versions

 

Microsoft FSX/FS9: A-6A; A-6B; A-6E TRAM

Third Wire Strike Fighter: A-6A; A-6B; A-6E TRAM

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Description

 

The Grumman A-6 Intruder was a twin jet-engine, mid-wing attack aircraft built in the United States by Grumman Aerospace. In service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather replacement for the piston-engined A-1 Skyraider medium attack aircraft.

The A-6E is the definitive attack version of the Intruder, introduced in 1970, with its first deployment, 9 December 1971, with vastly upgraded navigation and attack systems. The earlier separate search and track (fire control) radars of the A-6A/B/C were replaced by a single Norden AN/APQ-148 multi-mode radar, and the onboard computers with a more sophisticated (and generally more reliable) IC based system, as opposed to the A-6A's DIANE discrete transistor-based technology. A new AN/ASN-92 inertial navigation system was added, along with the CAINS (Carrier Aircraft Intertial Navigation System), for greater navigation accuracy.

 

General Characteristics

 

Crew: 2 (pilot, bombardier/navigator)

Length: 54 ft 7 in (16.6 m)

Wingspan: 53 ft (16.2 m)

Height: 15 ft 7 in (4.75 m)

Wing area: 529 ft² (49.1 m²)

Empty weight: 25,630 lb (11,630 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 60,626 lb (27,500 kg)

Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney J52-P8B turbojets, 9,300 lbf (41.4 kN) each

 

Performance

 

Maximum speed: 563 knots (648 mph, 1,040 km/h)

Range: 2,819 nmi (3,245 mi, 5,222 km)

Service ceiling: 40,600 ft (12,400 m)

Rate of climb: 7,620 ft/min (38.7 m/s)

 

Armament

 

Hardpoints: 5 total: 4× wing and 1× fuselage with 18,000 lb (8,170 kg) load.

Rockets: 4× LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4× 127 mm Mk 32 Zuni rockets)

Air-to-Ground missiles:

AGM-45 Shrike Anti-radiation missile (ARM); or

AGM-62 Walleye TV-guided Glide bomb; or

AGM-65 Maverick; or

AGM-84 Harpoon; or

AGM-88 HARM; or

Bombs:

Mk 81 250 lb (113 kg) GP bombs

Mk 82 500 lb (241 kg) GP bombs

Mk 83 1,000 lb (454 kg) GP bombs

Mk-84 2,000 lb (907 kg) GP bombs

Mk-117 750 lb (340 kg) GP bombs

Mk-20 Rockeye II cluster bombs

CBU-89 GATOR mine cluster bombs

Mk 77 750 lb (340 kg) incendiary bombs

GBU-10 Paveway II laser-guided bombs

GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombs

GBU-16 Paveway II laser-guided bombs

B61 nuclear bomb

B43 nuclear bomb

 

Avionics (A-6E)

 

Norden AN/APQ-156 radar multi-mode radar

AN/ASN-92 inertial navigation system