Manufacturer: Grumman

Model: G-128

Name: Army Intruder



Status: Operational

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Army

Designation: unknown


If the U.S. Army had operated capable attack aircraft such as the Intruder or the Harrier in Viet-Nam, the outcome of the war might have been different.

Here is an advertisement for an Army version of the Intruder which Grumman could then have had published in specialized press... The photo I used as a starting point was that of two Navy Intruders flying in formation. I isolated the one in the foreground, removed all markings, changed the aircraft's color, then added some low visibility Army markings (except I realized later that these probably didn't exist back in Viet-Nam war times...).

Finally, I placed the aircraft on a photo of an exotic mountainous jungle landscape to give it more of an Army feel...

Viewers' comments:
  • So, could the Intruder be a worthy replacement for the A-1 Skyraider in close air support to downed pilots? :) (Roddy1990)
  • nice pic,but, the air force would b#$** about it. (Bakerdezign)

My comments:

Little did I know when I devised this imaginary advertisement that not only Grumman HAD planned an Army variant of the Intruder during the 1960s, but that their desktop model of it was painted all khaki like my own! (see picture below).

Sure, these were not the low-visibility markings, but it was definitely an Army Intruder planned from the start by Grumman!