Intruders & Prowlers

Yesterday I saw this great photo of two Lego jets, the A-6 Intruder and the EA-6B Prowler:

Grumman A-6E Intruder and EA-6B Prowler updated

…which reminded me of my halcyon days as an Air Cadet, attending Air Studies1 Camp in Penhold, Alberta. My Air Studies flight2 was named “Prowler Flight” for the EA-6B Prowler, which was the Electronic Warfare version of the A-6 Intruder.

Back then I didn’t think anything of the nomenclature, but now it strikes me as a little… creepy. I have to wonder, is there a plane out there code-named “Stalker”?

  1. Think “Flight School Lite”. 
  2. A flight is pretty much the Air Force equivalent of a platoon