Syhart - 1/72 Grumman EA-18G Growler A46-306 100 Years 6 Squadron Raaf 2017. The No 6 Squadron of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) was formed in 1917 in England as training unit during the world war I. The squadron re-raised during World war II as maritime patrol squadron.
Then from 1948, become part of No 82 Wing, as bomber operational conversion unit, since that based on Raaf base Amberley in Queensland.
Along it's history, the No 6 Squadron flown with following aircrafts :
- Avro Lincoln (1948-1955),
- Camberra (1955-1970),
- F-4E Phantom II (1970-1972),
- F-111C (1973-1993), and RF-111C (1979-1993) ,
- F-111G (1993-2010),
- F/A-18F Super Hornet (2011-2016),
Then on 2017, the No 6 squadron was converted to electronic attack unit equipped with EA-18G Growler. The squadron achieved initial operating capability with Growler on 2019.
For the Century of the No 6 Squadron on 2017, it's one of these brand new growlers, who received the special scheme, The A46-306 was painted with night blue spine and fins, with light blue marks, and orned with a large yellow boomrang tails, the insigna of the squadron since 100 years.
The No 6 squadron is the sister-unit of No 1 squadron, sharing common history for decades, both based on Amberley, and flown the same aircrafts types