The Grumman A-6A Intruder was originally designated A2F-1 by the US Navy. This aircraft was first accepted by the Navy in February 1963 by VA-42. At light weights it could operate from short unprepared fields in close support of ground troops; at higher weights it could operate from catapult on long range special weapon strikes against heavily defended fixed targets. The A-6A had an attack-navigation and central digital computer system to find targets in all moving conditions. Info courtesy GlobalSecurity.org.
About this creation
Rendered closeup of the A-6A model. The boarding ladder is deployed, and the canopy is slid open. The wings are folded for carrier storage. The aircraft is loaded with a full compliment of 2000lb Mk 84 free fall bombs.
Closeup of the bulbous radome of the A-6. The model features an upward hinging radome with a radar antenna inside.
Rear view showing the moving flight control surfaces. The upper controls are the spoilerons that work by disrupting (or "spoiling") airflow over the top surface of the wing, therefore negating lift generated by that wing. The lower controls are flaperons, which deflect downwards into the airstream to increase the camber (or curve) of the wing, generating more lift. Together they function to control how much lift the wing produces as well as roll control. The wingtips feature split-type airbrakes, retrofitted to most A-6As following problems with the earlier fuselage mounted airbrakes. The horizontal stabilizers are of the all-moving type, and also positionable on the model.
Model features working landing gear, positionable sliding canopy, opening radome, positionable spoilers, flaps, and wingtip speedbrakes, positionable tailhook, opening RAT (Ram Air Turbine), moving tailplanes, and folding wings.