EA-6A IntruderItem Number: 28
Grumman EA-6A airplane model. The EA-6A was the first aircraft employed in a modified ECM escort role, escorting USMC A-6As attacking heavily defended targets at night deep in North Vietnam. It was instrumental in reducing losses of Navy and USMC attack and reconnaissance aircraft to SA-2 surface-to-air missiles and radar-controlled AAA and was a key ECM support platform for the Linebacker I &, II B-52 raids that ended the NVN air war. Indicative of its performance against the NVN air defenses, none of the Air Force reconnaissance drones were lost when supported by the EA-6A despite flying alone on prescribed routes without maneuvering.