Artwork Description: The painting is entitled "Rendezvous" as the EA-6 Prowler and the sailboat Triumph intersect. It's accompanied by the old TV series theme song of "Route 66" by Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. Some performance characteristics of the Prowler are as follows:
The EA-6B Prowler provides an umbrella of protection for strike aircraft, ground troops and ships by jamming enemy radar, electronic data links and communications. The Prowler is a long-range, all-weather aircraft with advanced electronic countermeasures capability. Manufactured by the Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, it is a twin-engine, mid-wing configured aircraft that has a side by-side cockpit arrangement. The primary mission of the EA-6B Prowler is Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses in support of strike aircraft and ground troops by interrupting enemy electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic intelligence within the combat area. Service
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Primary Function: Electronic countermeasures.Contractor: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation.Date Deployed: First Flight: 25 May 1968; Operational Capability: July 1971.Propulsion: Two Pratt & Whitney J52-P408 engines (10,400 pounds thrust each).Length: 59 feet 10 inches (17.7 meters).Height: 16 feet 8 inches (4.9 meters).Wingspan: 53 feet (15.9 meters).Weight: Maximum Take Off Gross Weight: 61,500 pounds (27,450 kg).Airspeed: 500 Kts + (575 mph, 920 kmh).Ceiling: 37,600 feet.Range: 1,000 nautical miles+ (1,150 miles, 1,840 km).Crew: Pilot and three electronic countermeasures officers.