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A6 Intruder?

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So i have this weird hobby where i try to find military bases from different countries on google maps or earth and see if there are any jets parked. I was scrolling trough Nellys Air Force base when i came across this. Im no expert on the A6 but is that the A6 parked over the F18s? I dont know how old those satelite images on google maps are but I thought the A6 was retired??

 

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To my totally untrained eye, looks like EA-6B Prowler, with the rear windows and everything. Have they been totally removed from service? Perhaps on their way to scrapping? Looks like long-range EFTs under the wings.

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AFAIK the EA-6B Prowler still in service untill the EA-18G Grizzly enters in service in last year's september.

i think they should being retired sometime in december.

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Like others have said, those are EA-6B Prowlers. They aren't retired yet, but are being phased out.

 

Also, those are EA-18Gs parked across from those Prowlers, and considering they aren't parked on the transient ramp and they they have AWACs, F-22s and a tanker on the ramp as well, I suspect they are all there as part of an exercise at Nellis AFB.

 

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down in the lower right corner of GE, you'll find a tag "image date ***,***,***" that tells you when it was taken

 

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kevin stein

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Also, the EF/A-18G is the 'Growler'. The USN Prowlers will be going away over the next few years, while the USMC is slated to keep theirs a while longer.

 

Note on GE, those dates aren't always accurate.

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