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A-6 Intruder carrier-based attack aircraft

Country of Origin: USA


The Intruder was the U.S. Navy's carrier-based all-weather medium attack aircraft, although it is now phased out of service. It can deliver a variety of conventional and nuclear weapons. The Intruder was developed on the basis of night-attack requirements generated during the Korean War.

The A-6 layout is relatively conventional. The wing is mounted at mid-fuselage height and has a modest 25-degree sweep at the quarter-chord. Nearly the entire leading edge is occupied by slats;...

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