Cessna 318D/E A-37 Dragonfly

Light Fighter Bomber

Cessna A-37B Dragonfly Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) J6-13/15 21133 43346 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly is a twin-engined two-seat ground-attack and reconnaissance aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company.
The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly (Cessna Model 318D / 318E) is a development of the Cessna T-37 Tweet (Cessna Model 318) jet trainer aircraft.
Crew2
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelGeneral Electric J85-GE-17A
Engine Power (each)12,7 kN2850 lbf
max. Cruise Speed482 km/h260 kts
  299 mph
Speed833 km/h450 kts
  518 mph
Service Ceiling12.741 m41.800 ft
Rate of climb2131 m/min6990 ft/min
Range1.482 km800 NM
921 mi.
Empty Weight2.820 kg6.217 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.350 kg14.000 lbs
Wing Span10,93 m35 ft 10 in
Wing Area17,1 m184 ft
Length8,62 m28 ft 3 in
Height2,71 m8 ft 11 in
First Flight22.10.1963
Production Statusout of production
Total Production577
Developed fromCessna 318 T-37 Tweet
ICAO CodeA37
Data for (Version)Cessna A-37 Dragonfly
VariantsA-37A, A-37B, OA-37B

[Photo-ID: 11580] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly (318E), Republic of Vietnam Air Force, 68-7916, c/n 43063, Karsten Palt, 2015Cessna
A-37B Dragonfly (318E)
Republic of Vietnam Air Force
Reg.: 68-7916
c/n: 43063
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 6393] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly (318E), Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), J6-12/15, c/n 43345, Karsten Palt, 2013Cessna
A-37B Dragonfly (318E)
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: J6-12/15
c/n: 43345
 
ex 71-0807, ex South Vietnam AF
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6394] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly (318E), Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), J6-13/15, c/n 43346, Karsten Palt, 2013Cessna
A-37B Dragonfly (318E)
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: J6-13/15
c/n: 43346
 
ex 71-0808
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6395] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly (318E), Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), J6-13/15, c/n 43346, Karsten Palt, 2013Cessna
A-37B Dragonfly (318E)
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: J6-13/15
c/n: 43346
 
ex 71-0808
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 11272] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly (318E), United States Air Force (USAF), 71-0790, c/n 43328, Karsten Palt, 2015Cessna
A-37B Dragonfly (318E)
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 71-0790
c/n: 43328
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11273] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly (318E), United States Air Force (USAF), 71-0790, c/n 43328, Karsten Palt, 2015Cessna
A-37B Dragonfly (318E)
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 71-0790
c/n: 43328
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5379] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Cessna YA-37A, United States Air Force (USAF), 62-5951, c/n 40719, Karsten Palt, 2012Cessna
YA-37A
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 62-5951
c/n: 40719
 
one of two prototypes YAT-37D
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]