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Old 11-14-2017, 09:30 AM   #381
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I have been reading some A-6 stuff here this week, one source said twenty eight 500lb bombs could be carried, and another stated that the KA-6D could hoist 13 tons of fuel on five stations and internals. This is off of a carrier deck mind you....

Intruder be like "do you even lift Bro?"


The intruder was (and still is) and impressive feat of carrier aviation. The fact that it wasn’t retired until the 90s and even then under considerable pressure (the navy wanted the a12 - basically a super intruder - but were not given the budget for it). We still see them around as EA6’s but not for much longer (basically until there’s enough Growlers in service).



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Old 11-14-2017, 02:44 PM   #382
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I am curious if the KA-6 was able to take on the role of an attack aircraft. It had an awful lot of internal plumbing to make it a KA-6, not just a buddy pack hung on a hard point.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:19 PM   #383
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According to Squadron Signal In Action #138, the all-weather avionics were removed, but the KA-6D retained the capability to be used for daylight bombing. It doesn't say anything about whether or not this feature was ever used.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:51 PM   #384
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