Intruders

I don’t want to make this “All Intruders, all the time!” here, but folks that know me know I love the old Grumman A-6 Intruder. Some of it is family history, and some of it is a love of utilitarianism. Plus, I kinda like my planes a little on the ugly side.  Unlike my wimmens.

I stole these two videos from Andy at the Neptunus Lex Facebook page. Sadly, I’ve never figured a decent way of giving linky-love to a closed group over there. I just don’t want you to think I come up with this stuff on my own. No sir! The essence of smart blogging is letting someone else do all the hard work. At any event, here’s two clips. And if we’re lucky, Andy might share some more Intruder stuff soon.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgwUXj8hP6w&w=448&h=252&hd=1]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6DQEPIWLFc&w=448&h=252&hd=1]

3 thoughts on “Intruders”

  1. There are many reason’s its called Grumman “Iron Works”. Regards

  2. That second video is amazing. I went and checked out the website they mentioned, and there’s a whole bunch of different views of it, written by the pilot, BN, and one of the maintainers, as well as expert (ish) commentary from others with experience with the Martin Baker seat.

    I’d never heard of it before, really amazing story.

  3. I’ve been reading that story and seeing the pictures since it happened (well, almost since then. As soon as I got back from Desert Storm). My Dad still subscribed to The Hook and some other magazines and stuff.

    But that’s the first time in 20 years I’ve seen the video or heard the audio.

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