Grumman EA-6B Prowler
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EA-6B Prowler model in 1/72 scale

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The only Prowler kit in 1/72 scale is from Hasegawa. 

The kit is the same as the older Hasegawa kit (seen below) and although basic is OK. This newer kit number is K14X as the kit has been re-issued with different markings, the latest one being in 1987 with markings for VMAQ-2 and VAQ-136.

 

Also, the flaps will be lowered, the Fujimi kit parts being cut out and some putty applied on top to get the rounded airfoil sections. 


 


The cross kitted Prowler got the slatted Fujimi kit wing and you will have to adjust slightly the main undercarriage bay lengths.

Also, refine the exhaust pipes by thinning the walls are reducing the length.

 

The Prowler was given its first coats of paint.

The flaps are also painted, red areas to be added later on...

adding details and bits of plastic strip and sprue to detail the Prowler cockpit. Also added were strips to seal of the cockpit area, made on thin metal sheet. These can be seen on pics of the real aircraft.

 

adding details and bits of plastic strip and sprue to detail the Prowler cockpit, without seats here..

The same basic kit was also made as a Prowler way back in 1982 as seen here. The original Hasegawa kit's decals were used and the cockpit was detailed with sprue. 

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  note details including rear view mirrors

The newer kit being made got some Prowler details and was sprayed in white, gull grey and the red detail areas (flaps and slats) applied. I had to make some flap tracks from thin strip and the cockpit wheels and undercarriages fitted. The main undercarriage parts were from the Fujimi kit as I swopped the wings! This can be seen in the previous EA-6A pages.

I also payed a lot of attention to the extensive stores sets with the kit. The jammer pods, fueltanks and pylons all need sanding and filling to get a nice result.

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EA-6B slats and flaps...
Go to A-6A Intruder page References:
- A-6 Intruder, in action, Squadron Signal, Lou Drendel , 1980
- A-6 Special, Modern Military Aircraft series, Squadron Signal, no. 5007,  1991
- A-6, Bunrin-Do publications, No. 135, Japan , THE BEST!
- Air International, Volume 57, pages 160
- Air International, Volume 31, pages 227
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