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A6 Intruder-how Long In Service  
User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 418 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

Last weekend I saw the video,The Flight of the Intruder, and was impressed by it's'performance' on film. I understand that this a/c was used in Vietnam but is it still in use today? Also, is there a replacement for the A6 in the near future? Thanks for your replies.

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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5447 times:

The A-6 has been removed from service with the Navy and Marine Corps. The EA-6 is still flying and doing yeoman duty.

The F-18 has assumed the roles once filled by the Intruder. (Read the book Flight of the Intruder...Much much better than the movie.)

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4555 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

I believe that the Intruder left service between 1994 and 1996. Unfortunately, no direct replacement has ever gotten to the carrier deck. The F-14 picked up the heavy bombing mission and does a heck of a job, but has stretched the air crews to the edge. The A-12 was supposed to replace the A-6 but was cancelled. The A-6F and A-6G were also cancelled as replacements to the A-6E in the late 80s and 90s.

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