Grumman A-6 Intruder

During the Veitnam war, the U.S. Navy and Marines wanted a low level attack airplane. Grumman got picked to be the airplane producer.

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A-6 Intruder

So, Grumman made the A-6 Intruder. It would take off from the Aircraft Carrier, and then it would take about an hour to get to the Target. The A-6 was used in the navy, untill it retired in 1997

First I will tell how the A-6 did it's missions in the day. The pilot and navagator would sit side-by-side in the cockpit, and fly to the target. Much of the flying would be done by a computer. When they neared the target though, the pilot would take over. The navagator would check a moving map and make sure that they stayed on course. When they reached the targed, a small pod located under the airplane's nose would spin arround to find the target. Then, when the small device would send a picture to the navagator, and then the navagator would point a thin laser at the target and would lock the missiles on. Then, he would shoot and no matter how crazy they flew to get away from gunfire, the missile would hit the target. When the A-6 retired, some distroyed ones were send to an underwater grave called Intruder Reef

At night, the pilots would wear specal night vision goggles to help them see arround them at night. The cockpit lights are red, and they look blue-green with the goggles. The A-6 is equiped with something called Foreward-looking-imfrared radar, or FLIR. The image of the outside is displayed on the glass of the canopy, to help the pilot see. Also, the pilot can use this in any weather condition too. Then, the pilot just does the same thing as they do at night. The Intruder could be used in any weather condition. Also, the A-6 would hit targets very close to were the marines where hiding.

Being a navy airplane, the A-6 would fold it's wings. The Intruder was a very virsatile airplane

The A-6 was a very well made airplane, and it was developed in 1960-1963

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Drew Crossland

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