Specifications for the
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Carrier-Borne All-Weather Heavy Strike Aircraft
Focus Model: Grumman A-6E / TRAM Intruder
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Grumman - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1963
Length: 54.76 ft (16.69 m)
Width: 52.17 ft (15.90 m)
Height: 16.08ft (4.90 m)
Weight (Empty): 27,613 lb (12,525 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 58,599 lb (26,580 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8B turbojet engines developing 9,300lb of standard thrust.
Maximum Speed: 644 mph (1,036 kmh; 559 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,081 miles (1,739 km)
Service Ceiling: 44,619 ft (13,600 m; 8.5 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
Up to 18,000 lbs of mission-specific ordnance including MK-84 Cluster Bombs, AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles, AGM-130 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation / anti-radar missiles, AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles, GBU-12 Paveway II and GBU-27 Paveway III laser-guided bombs.
A-6 "Intruder" - Base Series Designation
G-128 - Grumman company model
A2F - Initial Development Designation
YA2F-1 - Development model designation of which 8 were ordered; fitted with 2 x Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6 turbojet engines.
A-6 - Redesignation in 1962.
A-6A - Initial production model designation of which 482 were produced; fitted with 2 x J52-P-8A/B engines; increased rudder size; digital navigation and attack systems integrated.
A-6B - Conversion Interdictor Model based on A-6A; simplified avionics systems; provision for AGM-78 Standard anti-radar missile system.
A-6C - Night Attack Variant fitted with forward-looking infrared systems and low-light TV sensors; 12 produced.
KA-6D - In-flight Refueling Tanker Variant.
A-6E - Strike Aircraft Model fitted with either J52-P-8B or J52-P-408 engines; improved systems throughout; solid-state electronics implemented.
A-6E TRAM - Similar to the A-6E model; fitted with Target Recognition and Attack Multisensor (hence the TRAM designation) package in under-fuselage housing.
EA-6A - Electronic Warfare Model of United States Marine Corps use.
EA-6B "Prowler" - Electronic Warfare Model of the United States Navy specialized for carrier operations.