- "This fighter is based on overambitious plane[sic] with its accuracy, but it's not cut out for aerial combat, so don't even try."
- ―Harry's description of this plane in the shop.
The Grumman A-6 Intruder was an American all-weather attack aircraft, developed to replace the piston-engined A-1 Skyraider. It was developed in the 1950s and first flew in 1960. The craft was ultimately replaced in strike operations by specially equipped F-14s; it would then be designated to a jammer role as the EA-6B Prowler. The A-6E is the definitive version of the A-6, featuring many enhancements, like improved navigation and attack systems. It was introduced in 1970. The A-6E only appears in Airforce Delta Strike, where it is usable by Brian Douglas.
The A-6E is a very large aircraft; it has a massive, pronounced cockpit with a refueling probe visible near the canopy. Two large air intakes are located underneath the nose, and are a distinct round shape. It has large, straight-swept wings. The engines of the craft are fairly small, located just behind the wings. It has a single rear vertical stabilizer, punctuated with two rear wings.
An... Alright craft. Stats aren't terrible for the most part, but the craft is quite slow, lacking afterburners. It also doesn't have machine guns, which also hurts it. However, aside from that, it has a decent special weapon... But what kills it is that it has nigh-identical stats to the A-7E Corsair II you start off with. Yes, the A-6E has slightly better speed and thrust (somehow), but the A-7E has machine guns, which lets it be more versatile than the A-6E. Ultimately, a mediocre craft. Costs a lot, too!
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Anti Air Attack: Very low
Defense: Medium (3000 HP)
Anti Ground Attack: Medium-high
Thrust: Low (No afterburners)