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EA-6B Prowler 161120, VAQ-133 "Wizards", Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, 2007
General Background
Based on the A-6 Intruder the Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler primary mission is to support strike aircraft and ground forces by interrupting enemy electronics and gathering tactical intelligence. The aircraft carries 4-crew and is in service with the USN and USMC. The first USN EA-6B was retired on June 10, 2011 and the last carrier deployment by an EA-6B took place on November 14, 2014. The USN will replace the EA-6B with the Boeing EA-18G Growler. The USMC will continue using the EA-6B until 2019.
The Aircraft
VAQ-133 (Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron) “Wizards” was first established in 1969 equipped with the Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior. Originally stationed in California the “Wizards” moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1971 and reequipped with the EA-6B Prowler. In 1992 VAQ-133 was disestablished only to be reestablished in 1996 and re-designated VAQ-133 (Electronic Attack Squadron) in 1998. From July 2007 until January 2008 VAQ-133 EA-6B Prowler 161120 / NL-530 (c/n P-84) was based at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom. 161120 later transferred to VAQ-131 Lancers as NE-501.
Specifications :
Role: Electronic Attack
First Flight: May 25, 1968
Operationally Ready: July 1971
Crew: 4 x (Pilot and 3 Electronic Countermeasures Officers)
Length: 59 feet 10 inches (17.7 m)
Wingspan 53 feet (15.9 m)
Height: 16 feet 8 inches (4.9 m)
Cruise: 418 kts / 481 mph (775 km/h)
Maximum: 566 kts / 651 mph (1,049 km/h)
Rate of Climb: 12,900 ft/min (65.53 m/s)
Service Ceiling: 37,600 ft (11,460 m)
Range: 1,000+ nm /1,150+ miles (1,840+ km)
Empty: 31,160 lbs (14,134 kg)
Maximum Take Off: 61,500 pounds (27,450 kg)
Armament/Weapons: 4 x AGM-88 HARM
5 x AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Jamming Pods