GRUMMAN A-6 INTRUDER

INTRUDER SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Grumman Aircraft Engr. Corp., Bethpage, Long Is., New York, USA
(In 1969, became Grumman Aerospace Corp., Grumman Corp.)
Model: G-128
Designations: A-6; A2F
Names: Intruder; Prowler (EA-6B), Intruder II (A-6F)
First official flight: (YA2F-1) 19/04/1960
Factory production period: 1959 - 1991
Primary service period: 1963 - present
Last official flight: (EA-6B) Due to retire by 2015.

INTRUDER VARIANTS

1960 Model G-128 YA2F-1 (YA-6A) 8 Total: 008
         
1960 Model G-128 A2F-1 (A-6A) 480  
1963 Model G-128 EA-6A 15 Total: 495
         
1969 Model G-128J EA-6B 170 Total: 170
         
1970 Model G-128S A-6E 207 Total: 207

Grand Total: 880

INTRUDER PRODUCTION

YA2F-1 (YA-6A)
Prototype 2-seater, twin-engined,
carrier-borne, attack aircraft for USN.
Redesignated as YA-6A in 1962.
Produced 1959 - 1960

Grumman Calverton, Long Is., New York (GR)

BuNo.147864 / 147867 ?  
BuNo.148615 ?  
BuNo.148616 / 148618 I-1 / I-3 Total: 008

A2F-1 (A-6A)
As YA2F-1, engine upgrade, minor changes.
Redesignated as A-6A in 1962.
Produced 1960 - 1970

Grumman Calverton, Long Is., New York (GR)

BuNo.149475 / 149486 I-4 / I-15  
BuNo.149935 / 149958 I-16 / I-39  
BuNo.151558 / 151600 I-40 / I-82  
BuNo.151780 / 151827 I-83 / I-130  
BuNo.152583 / 152646 I-131 / I-194  
BuNo.152891 / 152954 I-195 / I-258  
BuNo.154124 / 154171 I-259 / I-306  
BuNo.155581 / 155721 I-307 / I-447  
BuNo.156994 / 157029 I-463 / I-498 Total: 480
83 additional airframes cancelled.

EA-6A
As A-6A, ECM version with modified
tail and underwing ECM pods.
Original designation was A2F-1Q.
3 YA-6A / 10 A-6A also converted.
Produced 1963 - 1964

Grumman Calverton, Long Is., New York (GR)

BuNo.156979 / 156993 I-448 / I-462

Total: 015

12 additional airframes cancelled.

TA-6A - Proposed 3-seater trainer version, cancelled.
Model G-128G-12 - 1963, proposed light-attack version of A-6A, cancelled.

EA-6B Prowler
As A-6A, redesigned fuselage as 4-seater
ECM version, engine upgrade. Upgrade
programs as: EXCAP, ICAP-I, ICAP-II,
DECM, ADVCAP and ICAP-III.
Produced 1970 - 1991

Grumman Calverton, Long Is., New York (GR)

BuNo.156478 / 156482 P-1 / P-5  
BuNo.158029 / 158040 MP-6 / MP-17  
BuNo.158540 / 158547 MP-18 / MP-25  
BuNo.158649 / 158651 MP-26 / MP-28  
BuNo.158799 / 158817 MP-29 / MP-47  
BuNo.159582 / 159587 MP-48 / MP-53  
BuNo.159907 / 159912 MP-54 / MP-59  
BuNo.160432 / 160437 MP-60 / MP-65  
BuNo.160609 MP-66  
BuNo.160704 / 160709 MP-67 / MP-72  
BuNo.160786 / 160791 MP-73 / MP-78  
BuNo.161115 / 161120 MP-79 / MP-84  
BuNo.161242 / 161247 MP-85 / MP-90  
BuNo.161347 / 161352 MP-91 / MP-96  
BuNo.161774 / 161779 MP-97 / MP-102  
BuNo.161880 / 161885 MP-103 / MP-108  
BuNo.162223 / 162230 MP-109 / MP-116  
BuNo.162934 / 162939 MP-117 / MP-122  
BuNo.163030 / 163035 MP-123 / MP-128  
BuNo.163044 / 163049 MP-129 / MP-134  
BuNo.163395 / 163406 MP-135 / MP-146  
BuNo.163520 / 163531 MP-147 / MP-158  
BuNo.163884 / 163892 MP-159 / MP-167  
BuNo.164401 / 164403 MP-168 / MP-170 Total: 170
50 additional airframes cancelled.

A-6E
As A-6A, engine / avionics upgrade,
various improvements. Many avionics
and weapons upgrades during production.
240 A-6A also converted.
Produced 1970 - 1991

Grumman Calverton, Long Is., New York (GR)

BuNo.158041 / 158052 I-499 / I-510  
BuNo.158528 / 158539 I-511 / I-522  
BuNo.158787 / 158798 I-523 / I-534  
BuNo.159174 / 159185 I-535 / I-546  
BuNo.159309 / 159317 I-547 / I-555  
BuNo.159567 / 159581 I-556 / I-570  
BuNo.159895 / 159906 I-571 / I-582  
BuNo.160421 / 160431 I-583 / I-593  
BuNo.160993 / 160998 I-594 / I-599  
BuNo.161082 / 161093 I-600 / I-611  
BuNo.161100 / 161111 I-612 / I-623  
BuNo.161230 / 161235 I-624 / I-629  
BuNo.161659 / 161690 I-636 / I-667  
BuNo.162179 / 162212 I-672 / I-705  
BuNo.164376 / 164385 I-716 / I-725 Total: 207
36 additional airframes cancelled.

A-6G - Proposed A-6F version without engine upgrade, cancelled in 1988.

Grand Total: 880

INTRUDER CONVERSIONS

US Navy

YEA-6A 2 YA-6A(147865, 148618), 1963, prototype for the EA-6A ECM variant. 
Original designation was YA2F-1Q.
(NEA-6A) 1 YEA-6A, permanent conversion for tests.
NA-6A 6 3 YA-6A / 3 A-6A, permanent conversions for various tests.
A-6B 19 A-6A, 1967, day interdiction conversions with simplified avionics.
Upgraded to A-6E standard in 1975. 54 additional conversions cancelled.
YEA-6B 3 1 YA-6A(148615) / 2 A-6A(149479, 149481), 1968, prototypes for the
EA-6B Prowler ECM variant. Assigned new c/n: M-1 / M-3.
(NEA-6B) 2 A-6A, permanent conversions for tests.
A-6C 12 Model G-128T
  A-6A, 1968, low-level attack conversions, optical sensors in ventral fairing.
Upgraded to A-6E standard in 1975.
KA-6D 90 Model G-128R
A-6A, 1970, in-flight refuelling tanker, fuselage hose reel, underwing tanks.
20 production aircraft cancelled.
A-6F 5 Intruder II
A-6E(162183 / 162187), 1987-1991, prototypes with redesigned cockpit,
digital avionics, engine upgrade. 30 production aircraft cancelled.

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