Grumman EA-6B Prowler (G-128) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 225521 by Tonnie Musila. USA Marines Grumman EA 6B Prowler G 128, 163397
The Grumman EA-6B Prowler is an electronic attack/countermeasures aircraft derived from the Grumman A-6 Intruder. It is currently being replaced by the new Boeing EA-18G Growler. Development on the more advanced EA-6B began in 1966. Crew consists of one pilot and three Electronic Countermeasures Officers.

The EA-6B was designed for carrier-based and land-based operations with a fully integrated electronic warfare system combining long-range, all-weather capabilities with advanced electronic countermeasures.

A forward equipment bay and pod-shaped fairing on the vertical fin house the additional avionics equipment. It was the primary electronic warfare aircraft for the U.S Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The EA-6B's primary mission is to support ground-attack strikes by disrupting enemy electromagnetic activity. As a secondary mission it can also gather tactical electronic intelligence within a combat zone, as well as attacking enemy radar sites with anti-radiation missiles.

The Prowler has a crew of four, a pilot and three Electronic Countermeasures Officers (known as ECMOs). Powered by two non-afterburning Pratt & Whitney J52-P-408A turbojet engines, it is capable of speeds of up to 590 mph (950 km/h) with a range of 1,140 miles (1,840 km).

The Prowler exhibits an asymmetrical refueling probe, bent slightly to the right and away from the pilot's line of sight. The canopy has a gold shading to protect the crew against the radio emissions that the electronic warfare equipment produces.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • First Flight: 25 May 1968
  • Initial Service Date:
  • No. Built: 170
  • No. In Service: 0
  • No. of Hardpoints: 0
  • Crew: 4


2 Two Pratt & Whitney J52-P408A turbojets at 10,400 lbf


Up to four AGM-88A HARM missiles; AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System. Maximum of five 300 gallon external drop tanks


Length: 718 in.
Wing Span: 636 in.
Wing Area: 528.9 sq.ft
Height: 195 in.
Empty Weight: 31,160 lbs
Max. Weight: 61,500 lbs


Max. Speed: 651 mph
Cruise Speed: 481 mph
Service Ceiling: 37,600 ft.
Normal Range: 1,000+ nm
Max. Range: 2,400 nm


U.S Navy and U.S. Marine Corps

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