The A-6 Intruder Was Originally Designed With Thrust Vectoring

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The A-6 Intruder was developed in the 1950s with the US Navy demanding as capable of an attack machine as possible. That's why it was built to use a rather modern idea: thrust vectoring.

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It wasn't quite ready for primetime back then, but the idea was there and the need to make the Intruder so advanced and so innovative arguably led to its longevity.

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