A-37B Dragonfly

This is a 1/72 Cessna A-37B Dragonfly Plastic Model Kit from Academy.

Academy A-37B Dragonfly Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #1663
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 4.61" (11.7cm)
  • Wingspan: 7.01" (17.8cm)
  • Academy Product Number: 1663
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Spotlight Review

"Great Kit!"
This is a fantastic kit. It's a small and manageable project if you're a beginner, but has great detail for more advanced builders. The large, wide canopy is great for showing off the cockpit detail in open or closed positions. There are many options for how to build it, such as the choices of under-wing weapons and whether or not to include the in-flight refueling probe. The exterior has very finely detailed panel lines, and it's an unusual shape that attracts attention among other models when on display. It comes with multiple options for the paint-scheme. From memory, I think they're USAF (in Vietnam), South Vietnamese Air Force or United States Air National Guard, all of which come with plenty of decals. Good: High detail inside and out, good fit of parts, multiple paint scheme options, interesting subject matter Bad: Can't think of anything!

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  • 1/72nd scale for static display only
  • 116 parts in light grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines
  • Detailed landing gear and wheel wells
  • Cockpit detail: 3-piece seats, 1-piece cockpit tub, instrument panel with raised detail, auxiliary fuel tank for Black Eagles aircraft
  • Optional inflight refuelling probe & ordnance for an OA-37B aircraft
  • Ordnance includes (4) 100gal fuel tanks, (2) SUU-14A rocket tubes, (4) LAU-3 2.75in rocket pods, (4) Mk.82 500lb bombs
  • 2-piece canopy may be posed open or closed


  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 4.61" (11.7cm)
  • Wingspan: 7.01" (17.8cm)
  • Academy Product Number: 1663


One 1/72 Cessna A-37B Dragonfly Plastic Aircraft Kit

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wdhinds1968 (Oliver Springs Tn)
Good kit good price but my big fingers made this a harder build than it is .

"a-37b dragonfly"
pamason (Entiat, WA)
This model has good and bad points. Good the color chart is good but in b&w the parts go toghter well and with a little work it can be shown with landing gear down or up. Bad the inst sheet can be a little confuing and decals must be used with care. But with care a good plane can be bulit.

"One of my favorite builds so far"
CJ (Colorado)
This is a great little kit. Although not the most popular subject, Academy did a wonderful job here. Lots of options with this kit, especially with armament. Instructions were fairly clear, decals were fine, nothing extraordinary but good. Being 1/72, I recommend being very careful with some of the smaller parts, as they can be quite fragile. One of my favorite builds I've completed so far, even though I only got it as a test bed for a Vietnam era C-130 I was making.


  • One decal sheet with markings for two aircraft
  • 1: 96359/EK, 8th SOS, 14th SOW, USAF, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, 1970
  • 2: 10-795 or 87-959, 8th FW, ROK Air Force, 1996
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1 & 2: Dk Green(FS34079)/Med Green(FS34102),Tan(FS30219) camouflage
  • with Lt Grey(FS3662) undersides
  • Detail Colors
  • Red, Silver, Black, Steel, Olive Drab, Grey, Burnt Iron, Khaki
  • Green, Khaki, Clear Red, Clear Orange, Clear Blue

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