The EA-6B Prowler, the last of the true Grumman Navy iron, is currently on its last cruise in the Persian Gulf. She has been almost entirely replaced by the way more modern E/A-18G Growler, although the USMC will continue to fly a couple dozen of these "flying frying pans" until the end of the decade.
You've gotta love the cockpit in the EA-6B. It reminds me a ton of the KC-135R Stratotanker when it comes to the manage of steam gauges and after-the-fact glass flight information displays sprinkled about.
Damn I will miss these aircraft when they're gone.
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