Cessna® A-37(B) Dragonfly™ - Light Ground Attack Aircraft

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Current Stock:
25
SKU:
BKM1073
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Weight:
3.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Nicholas Kramer
Piece Count:
655 LEGO® and Brickmania® elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

About the Cessna® A-37(B) Dragonfly™ - Light Ground Attack Aircraft:

The Cessna® A-37(B) Dragonfly™ is an all-metal, low wing, turbojet-powered aircraft with roots as a trainer—designated the T-37. In the mid 1960s, however, the United States Air Force evaluated two modified T-37 jets for use as a counterinsurgency attack/reconnaissance aircraft. After success in the prototype stage, twenty-five A-37(A) airplanes were sent to Southeast Asia for combat evaluation under codename Combat Dragon. The A models primarily flew close air support, night interdiction, and forward air control missions in Vietnam and Laos.

Due to the success of Combat Dragon, the USAF ordered 577 updated A-37(B) jets. This version had additional cockpit armor, more powerful engines, redundant flight controls, in-flight refueling provisions, and a strengthened airframe. For armament, the A-37(B) carried a single 7.62mm minigun and up to 3,000 lbs. of bombs, rockets, or missiles. While only serving a brief time in the USAF, 254 were provided to the South Vietnamese Air Force to replace the dated A-1 Skyraiders. Interestingly, many A-37(B) planes were used in close air ground support of Australian forces in Vietnam—of which, many were directed by Australian Forward Air Controllers. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, ninety-five A-37(B) aircraft were captured and incorporated into the Vietnamese People’s Air Force.

Specifications:

Crew: 1 (2 during Forward Air Control (FAC) operations)
Armament:
• Guns: 1x 7.62 mm (0.300 in) GAU-2B/A minigun in nose, Provision for SUU-11/A gun pods under wings
• Hardpoints: Inner four: 860 lb (390 kg), two intermediate: 600 lb (270 kg), two outer: 500 lb (230 kg),
• Rockets: LAU-3/A rocket pods
• Bombs: 250 lb (110 kg) Mark 81, 500 lb (230 kg) Mark 82 or 750 lb (340 kg) M117 bombs, BLU-32B or BLU-1C/B fire bombs, CBU-12, CBU-22 or CBU-24 cluster bombs
Speed: 507 mph (816 km/h, 441 kn)
Range: 460 mi (740 km, 400 nmi) (with maximum payload)

Cessna® A-37(B) Dragonfly® - Light Ground Attack Aircraft

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This expertly designed build captures the incredibly unique shape and structure of the A-37(B) Dragonfly™ as well as its fearsome payload. Printed elements include rocket covers, a cannon, fuel caps, stars and bars, drop tank caps, tail markings, nose stripes, and more. Play features include a brick-built payload, opening cockpit, functional landing gear, and a custom minifig. Also featured is a high quality sticker sheet.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Nicholas Kramer
655 LEGO® and Brickmania® elements
1x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

Produced under license. Cessna®, Dragonfly™ distinctive logos and trade dress are trademarks of Textron Innovations or its affiliates.

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.