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Dear all, had the pleasure to visit your museum a few days ago. Really well done! I was also able to get closer look to...

Thomas P. Hofer

Magnificent collection of Warbirds. Impressive restoration projects. Nice atmosphere. Came to see the PoF museum which is next door but never knew that the Yanks...

A. Voet

Vietnam

Grumman G-128 Intruder (A-6E)

In 1956, the Navy issued a requirement for a low-level, long range and all weather attack aircraft, to take over the medium bomber role from the legendary A-1 Skyraider.  The A-6 quickly found itself in combat and proved to be a capable platform.

It gained a reputation for being able to carry large loads deep into North Vietnam at night when no other American aircraft could.  

First flown in 1970, the A-6E brought improved radar and nav/system computer systems to improve reliability.  The new model was produced with almost half new builds, the rest were made from the conversion of older A-6s, as was the case with this A-6.  

The A-6E received continual system improvements over its career to enable it to deliver the latest weapons in the Navy inventory.  In the end however, it became a victim of the post-Cold War draw down and wing fatigue problems, and the A-6 was retired in 1997.

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