Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler

ICAO aircraft code EA6B
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman
Country United States
New price USD 52 million (1998)

The Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, four-seat, mid-wing electronic-warfare aircraft derived from the A-6 Intruder airframe.

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Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
EA6B
Manufacturer
Northrop Grumman
Manufactured
1966 - 1991
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 52 million (1998)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Advanced Electronic Attack ICAP III System
Engine:
2x 2 × Pratt & Whitney J52-P408A
Jet
Power:
10,400 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
566 Kts
1,048 Km/h
Travel range:
2,400 Nm
4,445 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.64 Nm / gallon
0.313 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
37,600 feet
Rate of Climb:
12900 feet / minute
65.53meter / second
Take Off Distance:
838 meter - 2,749.31 feet
Landing Distance:
666 meter - 2,185.01 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
27,900 Kg
61,508 lbs
Max Payload:
8,200 Kg
18,078 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
3,750 gallon
14,195 liter

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About the Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler

The Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, four-seat, mid-wing electronic-warfare aircraft derived from the A-6 Intruder airframe. The EA-6A was the initial electronic warfare version of the A-6 used by the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy. Development on the more advanced EA-6B began in 1966. An EA-6B aircrew consisted of one pilot and three Electronic Countermeasures Officers, though it was not uncommon for only two ECMOs to be used on missions. It was capable of carrying and firing anti-radiation missiles (ARMs), such as the AGM-88 HARM.

The Prowler was in service with the U.S. Armed Forces from 1971 until 2019. It has carried out numerous missions for jamming enemy radar systems, and in gathering radio intelligence on those and other enemy air defense systems. From the 1998 retirement of the United States Air Force EF-111 Raven electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-6B was the only dedicated electronic warfare plane available for missions by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Air Force until the fielding of the Navy’s EA-18G Growler in 2009. Following its last deployment in late 2014, the EA-6B was withdrawn from U.S. Navy service in June 2015, followed by the USMC in March 2019.

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