Modern Aircraft A6EPatrol
Comments: The Grumman-built A-6E Intruder was the U.S. Navy's carrier-based all-weather, day or night, medium attack aircraft from 1970-97. It carried a tremendous amount of ordnance of all types, up to about 18,000 pounds. The A-6's wide array of air-to-ground sensors gave it phenomenal targeting accuracy. It could attack heavily defended ship and ground targets, but needed be escorted by fighters and jamming aircraft if possible because of its limited air-to-air capability. In terms of range and striking power, the land-based Soviet Su-24 Fencer is similar to the A-6E. The earlier designed British Buccaneer also has a similar role.
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