Pardon My Intrusion
UPDATED AT LAST ! ! !
Now that I have returned from overseas, I am in a better position to make regular updates to the site. As such, I am soliciting images from former Intruder aircrew and maintainers. I am anxious to add to the image archive and I need your help to make it happen. Please forward your Intruder images to Bill Watkins for inclusion on the site. Please include the photographer's name, if known, so that I may give the proper credit.
Photo by Craig Petersen
You love a lot of things if you live around them. But there isn't any woman and there isn't any horse, not any before, nor any after, that is as lovely as a great airplane. And men who love them are faithful to them even though they leave them for others. A man has only one virginity to lose in airplanes, and if it is a lovely plane he loses it to, there is where his heart will forever be."
It took me a
few months, but I finally found the quote. While there are very few people outside
of the Intruder community who would ever be known to refer to the A-6 as
"lovely", those within the community can think nothing less of this trusted
steed. Despite its appearance, age, and limitations in the face of a modern
adversary, my heart still belongs to the A-6. I only had the opportunity to fly the
Intruder for 4 years, 1 at VA-42 as a replacement B/N and three with VA-75, the Sunday
Punchers. Nevertheless, the old lady has won my heart. We can dispute the wisdom of our
leaders in retiring the A-6 for hours, but the fact remains that the book has been closed
on the finest aircraft ever to fly into harm's way.
Intruder Association A-6E's Home Page All-Weather Attack Home Page Discovery Online - A-6 Intruder Tribute to the A-6 Intruder VA-36 Roadrunners VA-95 Green Lizards VA-145 Swordsmen Eagle 3's Homepage (some VA-115 stuff) VMA(AW)-121 Green Knights Vulture's Row Stephen Coonts Online Pacific Coast Air Museum Phantom Productions - Intruder! National Air & Space Museum's A-6 Intruder Whidbey Northrop Grumman Tech Reps Aviation Enthusiasts Corner Navy Fact File - A-6 Intruder A-6 Foreign Military Sale Brochure Alex's Combat Aircraft Tomcat Alley - Intruder Images Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum A-6 Clip Art (basic line drawing) The Happy Intruder - Fred Schrupp's Homepage Go Navy! - Japanese Military Aviation Site US Navy & Marine Corps Aircraft in Japan Ken's Aviation Picture Gallery Flight History - A Link to Aviation Museums
(click on any image to go to that squadron's page & more pics)
Due to the large number of images I have available, I will only display newly acquired images on this page from now on. Please click on the individual squadron links to view specific pictures.
VMCJ-1 and VMAQ-2 squadron page added to the site!
February 03, 2002
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Looking for old shipmates or squadron mates? Take a few minutes to browse through the Guest book. If this is your first time visiting, please make an entry. If you have scanned pictures, please send them to Bill Watkins directly.
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