The EA-6B Prowler isan amazing workhorse of the military fleet. Wear it with pride. Shown and priced in Sterling Silver. Available in 14kt white or yellow gold please call or e-mail for pricing. Price includes an 18" Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Diamond Cut Chain.
The much more advanced and substantially redesigned EA-6B was developed beginning in 1966 as a replacement for EAK3-B Skywarriors for the United States Navy. The forward fuselage was lengthened to create a rear area for a larger four-seat cockpit and the antenna fairing added to the tip of the vertical stabilizer.
The Prowler first flew on 25 May 1968 and entered service in July 1971. Three prototype EA-6Bs were converted from A-6As and five EA-6Bs were development airframes. A total of 170 EA-6B production aircraft were built through 1991.
The Prowler is powered by two non-afterburning jet engines and is capable of high subsonic speeds. Due to demanding EW operations and age, the Prowler is a high-maintenance aircraft and also undergoes more frequent equipment upgrades than any other aircraft in the Navy. Although designed as an electronic escort and command and control platform for strike missions, the EA-6B is also capable of attacking surface targets on its own, especially radar antennae, surface-to-air missile launchers, and other enemy defenses. In addition, the aircraft is highly capable of gathering electronic intelligence.
- Item #: MAEA6-700D