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|Length:||32 ft. 1 in.|
|Height:||9 ft. 3 in.|
|Wingspan:||38 ft. 5 in.|
|Armament:||one 7.62 minigun in nose; four pylons under each wing can carry a range of bombs, missiles, rockets or cannon guns|
|Gross Weight:||6,210 lbs.empty; 15,000 lbs max.|
|No. of Engines:||2|
|Powerplant:||GE J-85-17A turbojets|
|Pounds of thrust (each):||2,850 lbs. thrust|
|Cruising speed:||300 mph.|
|Max Speed:||507 mph|
The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly, or Super Tweet, is a United States light attack aircraft developed from the T-37 Tweety-bird basic trainer in the 1960s and 1970s. The A-37 had improved engines giving it a speed advantage over its training aircraft predecessor. Beyond that, it was much the same as the T-37. The A-37 had an air-conditioned cockpit but was not pressurized. It had full blind-flying instrumentation along with radio and radar installations, FM communications, Tecan direction finder, VHF communication and VOR/LOC, glideslope, marker beacon and interphone. It also had a non-computing gunsight, a gun camera, and a strike camera.
The A-37 served with distinction during the Vietnam War and in peacetime service afterwards largely with the air forces of developing nations throughout the world where a simple to maintain and easy to fly Attack aircraft was particularly desired. Nearly 600 A-37s--attack modifications of the T-37--were built.
This A-37, S/N 71-0790, is owned by the March Field Air Museum.