This is my Lego version of the Grumman A-6 Intruder. I think this moc came out great considering how difficult the A-6 is too build with Legos. Although I think, the tail could be made a little smoother,the wings i am not sure if they are the right shape and the landing gear could have been better but other then that it pretty good I think. One more thing I would just like too point out that I did not glue the front part of the canopy (i know its not the best canopy but its all i could think of..like i said this was a very hard build) on and unfortunately the landing gear are not retractable. Also check out my Brickshelf page for more photos of this moc.
A Brief History of the A-6 Intruder
The A-6 Intruder is an American twin jet-engine, mid-wing attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace. In service between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather replacement for the piston-engined A-1 Skyraider medium attack aircraft. A specialized electronic warfare derivative, the EA-6B Prowler, remains in service as of May 2008. As the A-6 was slated for retirement, its precision strike mission was taken over by the now retired F-14 Tomcat equipped with LANTIRN, which has subsequently passed on the role to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
This is a great model, but I do have a few gripes. First off, I think that the large blocky area between the wings and the tail could be shortened up by a few studs, and could use a little splach of SNOT. Otherwise a great model.
Hey David, would you mind checking out my new fighter? Itīs finished and was published on Friday, but a lot of people posted and it disappeared quickly from the first page this time. Iīd really like to get you opinion on it, though - if you donīt mind! Best regards, Steffen
Oh, I checked out the Alenia G-222 which you said you might build. Itīs a very interesting plane. Since Iīd love to, but donīt think Iīll have the right parts to do a Lockheed Super Constellation, I might go for another cargo plane as my next project - kind of like the G-222, only with 4 engines and a bit bigger if possible. I donīt have enought slopes or wing pieces anymore, so the wings will be rather straight or just slightly swept like it can be seen on a lot of turbo-props. What do you think of the new Airbus A-400M, by the way? I think the 8 propeller blades per engine are too many, but other than that, it looks awesome. Steffen
Your A-6 turned out really nice. Especially the landing gear looks awesome; itīs very well done. Too bad itīs not rectractable. But building a good-lookinī retractable landing gear is always "a pain in the ass" I think: it can look awesome while not being retractable, or itīs retractable but doesnīt look as realistic anymore. Especially minifig-scale (my favorite scale) doesnīt allow enough detail there if you want everything to be functional... Anyways, wing shape looks interesting, and the solution for the cockpit is awesome. The fuselage could be less boxy, but I know itīs hard to do in our preferred scale - a lot of my models are a bit boxy as well... Great job, anyway! Steffen
Thatīs an amazing model! If I would say too someone about the rating,it would be like that:
1 smile for nose, 2 smiles for the amazingly done with superb details cockpit, 1 for the wings, 0,5 for the tail (well, the only part that disapointedme a bit)and 2 for the amazing engine intakes. Well, this become more than 5, what we always can expect from your Mocs. Bruno
wooow, very nice stuff you have around here, it looks like u r a pro. in building these fighting things, i'm not on those things that much... i'm a car LOVER, but ur creations are an eye catching.... so great job... peace.. fofo
Hi Cameron ,thanks for the review....well this moc took about 3 or 4 hours too build mostly because i had too look and look for many of the pieces....also i didnt build any revisions before the finished model...anyway glad you like it-------David