|Length||25.3 cm||10.0 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||22.2 cm||8.7 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Removable crew figurines
- Optional ordnance
- Display stand included.
Hobby Master HA5007 – 1/72 Scale Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler, US Navy
Hobby Master HA5007 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler, s/n 163890, tail code AJ/502 of VAQ-134, “Garudas”, US Navy in the “Farewell” scheme worn in June 2015.
On 27 June 2015, the U.S. Navy launched its final EA‑6 Prowler Salley from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, after 44 years of operational service dating back to the Vietnam War. VAQ-134 made the last Naval deployment on USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) in November 2014, with the last operational flight taking place on May 27, 2015.
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
The Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler is an American four-seat twin-engine long-range, all-weather, carrier-capable, electronic warfare aircraft. It also has the ability to command-and-control airstrike missions and electronic signals intelligence gathering.
Designed to replace the EKA-3B Skywarriors in US Navy service, it first flew on May 25, 1968, entering operational service with VAQ-132 in July 1971. In 1995 Navy Prowlers began land-based deployments to replace retiring EF-111A Ravens. Withdrawn from the US Navy service in June 2015, replaced by the EA-18G Growler and the USMC in 2019. Production ended in 1991, with 170 airframes built.
Based on the A-6 Intruder, with a lengthened forward fuselage to allow for a crew of four, pilot, and three Electronic Countermeasures Officers (ECMO). A thin gold film over the canopy protects the occupants from emissions produced by the avionics. The top of the vertical stabiliser has an antenna fairing added.
Powered by two Pratt & Whitney J52 turbojet engines mounted in the fuselage, the Prowler has a maximum speed of 1,048 km/h (651 mph), a range of 3,900 km (2400 mi), and a service ceiling of 11,500 m (37,600 ft).
Armament excludes guns, with five external hard-points, carrying up to 8,200 kg (18,000 lb) of payload, two under each wing, and one under-fuselage on the centre-line. Able to carry anti-radiation missiles, drop tanks, Tactical Jamming System (TJS) pods, Chaff Dispensing System pod, and with the USMC a Litening targeting pod.