Grumman A-6C 'Intruder'
|Notes: Trim version of A-6A with beacon receiver system, multisensor displays and removable centerline pod containing diane integrated ELECTRO-OPTICAL sensors.|
|  Base model:||A-6|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Tri-Service|
|  Designation Period:||1962-Present|
|  Basic role:||Attack|
|  Crew:||Pilot & Bombardier-Navigator|
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05/11/2012 @ 19:05 [ref: 57073]
| I'm very familiar with BuNo 155648. It was converted to an A-6E TRAM in the 80's and was sent to get new Boeing Composite wings at sometime, about 1988. It was in a fuel pit fire at NAS Fallon in 1988 shortly after being re-winged, no one was hurt too badly, while with VMA(AW)-121. They were assigned to the USS Ranger at the time. The right intake and right windscreen had to be replaced on site by the depot crew from Alameda.
When the Gulf War started up, VMA(AW)-121 had already transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet and my squadron, VMA(AW)-242 took it on. The Navy really wanted this plane back in circulation since it had brand new wings. After sitting for two years I was sent with a crew of 17 Marines to put it back together. After a lot of work, we got it into flying condition in two months. We had to replace almost every component, fuel cells, etc.
The vertical stab was found right before its first flight to have significant corrosion on the flange that held it on. We got ComNavAirPac to approve a one time flight to Whidbey Island to get that repaired.
It was a great det fixing that plane, with a good bunch of Marines. At least two got married to women they met on that trip. I'm glad to see it's on display now.
05/24/2011 @ 08:25 [ref: 38283]
| Rob Rothwell|
| Two pertinent quotes taken from comments on this internet web page:
“The original A6C was an overloaded attack bird of whhich only 9 were made .
They took the basic A6 and, in the days before micro electronics, put a ball turret
the size of a B-17 belly gunner turret between the engines for the early model laser bomb
guidance system . Then they did nothing to beef up the engines or airframes or to help the
instruments account for the increased weight and drag !
That bird killed 5 naval aviators including my father CDR Keith R.W.Curry”….
“ I had the good fortune to serve w/ Keith's father in VA-145 and the bad fortune to be there
when the well-loved and respected XO crashed off the bow just after launching from the
USS Ranger in the Gulf of Tonkin. The A-6C really was just cobbled together,
a true experimental plane - a regular A-6 with a large turret just tacked on its chin.
When the huge turret worked, ie rotated (which was all too rare), and humidity didn't interfere
with its FLIR (which was frequent),
it was a good first step in the right direction of advanced targeting sensors.”
Here may be found an entry for A-6C 155647 and its tragic loss.
(use slider on right to scroll quarter way down page)
January 8, 1971. A-6C Intruder 155647. VA-145 Modex 5??. Tail code NE.
CVA-61 USS Ranger.
Operational loss, ditched in front of USS Ranger shortly after launch, pilot killed.
Gulf of Tonkin off North Vietnam.
Pilot did not eject – killed.
Bombardier Navigator LCDR G. Smith
ejected on impact - rescued
My respects to the pilot, family and friends.
02/01/2011 @ 22:47 [ref: 35917]
| Rob Rothwell|
| A-6C \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'TRIM\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Intruder info:
Grumman A-6A Intruder converted to A-6C:
155647, 155648, 155653, 155660, 155662, 155667
155670, 155674, 155676, 155689, 155684, 155688
More A-6C \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'TRIM\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Intruder info:
1972 picture of A-6C \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'TRIM\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Bu No 155660 from VA-35
Grumman A-6C Intruder aircraft (BuNo. 155660) of VA-35 Black Panthers of CVW-8 aboard
USS America (CVA-66) to Vietnam from 05 Jun 1972 to 24 Mar 1973.
The designation A-6C was given to twelve A-6As that were modified between
February and June of 1970 as special aircraft designed to detect, track, and
attack nighttime truck traffic along the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Ho Chi Minh Trail\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" during the Vietnam war.
The planes were fitted with an internal \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Black Crow\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" engine ignition detection system and
a ventral TRIM (Trails-Roads Interdiction Multisensors) pod faired into the lower fuselage
that contained the FLIR and LLLTV cameras.
A-6C TRIM color profile:
A-6C BuNo.155660. VA-165 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Boomers\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", Modex 510 Tail code NG of CVW-9, US Navy.
CVA-66 USS America, 1970.
Note: ventral centreline turret contains FLIR and LLL-TV equipment.
A-6C TRIM color profile:
A-6C of VA-34 Blue Blasters. Modex 520. Tail code AB of CVW-1.
Modelling enthusiasts website with picture of an A-6C TRIM from VA-165:
Modelling enthusiasts website with drawing of TRIM pod and two more pictures,
both of A-6C TRIM 155662 in markings of VA-165 & VA-35:
1970 record of A-6C TRIM use:
April 10, 1970 - Dec.21, 1970 (Vietnam War)
At least eight A-6C were assigned to VA-165 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Boomers\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'
Modex 510 155660 (transferred with 1556xx to VA-145/CVW-2/CVA-61
at the beginning of December 1970)
Modex 511 1556??
Modex 512 155662
Modex 513 1556??
1970-1971 record of A-6C TRIM use:
CVA-61 USS RANGER
October 27, 1970 - June17, 1971 (Vietnam War)
At least eight A-6C were assigned to VA-145 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Swordsmen\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'
Modex 511 155648
Modex 512 155653
Modex 513 155660
Modex 514 155667
Modex 515 155670
Modex 516 155676
Modex 517 155684
Modex 5?? 155647 Jan.8, 1971 Operational loss
Non specific 1974 record for A-6C use by VA-35 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Black Panthers\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\':
Jun.5, 1972 - Mar.24, 1973 (Vietnam War)
1973 record for A-6C use:
CVA-67 USS JOHN F.KENNEDY
April 16 – December 1, 1973 (Med)
A-6C aircraft used by VA-34 Blue Blasters.
Modex 520 155670
Modex 521 155676
Modex 522 155684
Non specific 1974 record for A-6C use by VA-176 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Thunderbolts\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'
CVA-42 FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Sep.14, 1973 - Mar.17, 1974 (Med)
Partial 1975-1976 record for A-6C use:
CV-67 USS JOHN F.KENNEDY
June 28, 1975 – January 27, 1976 (Med)
VA-34 Blue Blasters Modex 507 was A-6C 155667
The surviving A-6C’s were converted to the A-6E version.
02/01/2011 @ 21:53 [ref: 35916]
| Jule Potter|
Santa Cruz, CA
| On the initial deployment of the A6C, I was the primary AIMD technician for the Low Light Level Television and secondary Technician for the Forward Looking Infrared. I was also trained on all the weapons system computer and radar avionics. I was with VA-165 out of Whidbey Island WA. The deployment was on the USS America.
The VC were prepared for the arrival of the A6C. On one of the first night missions they sent up a flare. That instantly fried the night vision. Both the L3TV and the FLIR. None of the electronic or mechanical protections worked as designed.
Heroes went up in those planes. I am proud of all of them.
09/18/2009 @ 23:48 [ref: 25134]
| Tara Harl|
St. Cloud, MN
| Keith Curray JR.
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I would like to chat with you about a book I am writing. Do you have time? Thanks
04/22/2008 @ 08:37 [ref: 20674]
| Jim Rudolph|
Sugar Land, TX
Keith Curry is correct! The A-6C had nothing to do with the EA-6 Prowler. I had the good fortune to serve w/ Keith's father in VA-145 and the bad fortune to be there when the well-loved and respected XO crashed off the bow just after launching from the USS Ranger in the Gulf of Tonkin. The A-6C really was just cobbled together, a true experimental plane - a regular A-6 with a large turret just tacked on its chin. When the huge turret worked, ie rotated (which was all too rare), and humidity didn't interfere with its FLIR (which was frequent), it was a good first step in the right direction of advanced targeting sensors.
08/21/2006 @ 06:39 [ref: 13938]
| Keith Curry|
| The DAMNED A6C has little to do with the EA6C . The PROWLER is an ECM bird . The original A6C was an overloaded attack bird of whhich only 9 were made . They took the basic A6 and , in the days before micro electronics , put a ball turret the size of a B-17 belly gunner turret between the engines for the early model laser bomb guidence system . Then they did nothing to beef up the engines or airframes or to help the instruments account for the increased weight and drag ! That bird killed 5 naval aviators including my father CDR Keith R.W.Curry , officially the best A6 pilot at that time , with the BOMBER STREAM TROPHY fo both coasts and a MUSTANGER who commanded VA-145 . Don't praise that piece of shit . Makes you sound like somesleazy admiral whose next star rode on the A6C . He paid . I was aircrew in A3 s at that time . I know . |
03/03/2006 @ 20:27 [ref: 12692]
| Keith Curry|
| The DAMNED A6C has little to do with the EA6C . The PROWLER is an ECM bird . The original A6C was an overloaded attack bird of whhich only 9 were made . They took the basic A6 and , in the days before micro electronics , put a ball turret the size of a B-17 belly gunner turret between the engines for the early model laser bomb guidence system . Then they did nothing to beef up the engines or airframes or to help the instruments account for the increased weight and drag ! That bird killed 5 naval aviators including my father CDR Keith R.W.Curry , officially the best A6 pilot at that time , with the BOMBER STREAM TROPHY fo both coasts and a MUSTANGER who commanded VA-145 . Don't praise that piece of shit . Makes you sound like somesleazy admiral whose next star rode on the A6C . He paid . |
03/03/2006 @ 20:25 [ref: 12691]
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