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