A-37 Dragonfly "Super Tweet"

Hi i found another jet made during the Viet-Nam war. The A-37 Dragonfly USA or better known as the “Super Tweet” due to its engine sound. It’s a light Attack aircraft there’s 5 different variants but the A-37B was the one that saw battle during its testing 577 were made and was good for avoiding Anti Air and it was known to fly so low when it returned back to the airfield for either repairs or rearming, mechanics would find grass or tree branches stuck underneath. During battles the crew barely had to use its 7.62 minigun I think this could be added to the game, its just as fast as the A-10 or faster maybe 9.0 9.3 9.7 BR. I’ve copied off of Wikipedia its dimensions speed loadout engines etc. for the A-37B

        Thanks for your time
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Cessna A-37 Dragonfly - Wikipedia

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2

  • Length: 28 ft 3+1⁄4 in (8.617 m)

  • Wingspan: 35 ft 10+1⁄2 in (10.935 m) (over tip tanks)

  • Height: 8 ft 10+1⁄2 in (2.705 m)

  • Wing area: 183.9 sq ft (17.08 m2)

  • Aspect ratio: 6.2:1

  • Empty weight: 6,211 lb (2,817 kg)

  • Max takeoff weight: 14,000 lb (6,350 kg)

  • Fuel capacity: 507 US gal (422 imp gal; 1,920 L) usable internal fuel (including tip tanks)

  • Powerplant: 2 × [General Electric J85]

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 507 mph (816 km/h, 441 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 489 mph (787 km/h, 425 kn) (max. cruise)
  • Stall speed: 113 mph (182 km/h, 98 kn) at maximum landing weight, wheels and flaps down
  • [Never exceed speed] : 524 mph (843 km/h, 455 kn)
  • Combat range: 460 mi (740 km, 400 nmi) (with maximum payload)
  • Ferry range: 1,012 mi (1,629 km, 879 nmi) (with 4× 100 US gal (83 imp gal; 380 L) drop tanks
  • Service ceiling: 41,765 ft (12,730 m)
  • Rate of climb: 6,990 ft/min (35.5 m/s)

Armament

  • Guns:

    • 1 × 7.62 mm (0.300 in) [GAU-2B/A]
    • Provision for SUU-11/A gun pods under wings
  • Hardpoints: 8 with a capacity of inner four: 860 lb (390 kg), two intermediate: 600 lb (270 kg), two outer: 500 lb (230 kg)

  • Rockets: LAU-3/A rocket pods

  • Missiles: AIM-9 Sidewinder

  • Bombs:

    • 250 lb (110 kg) [Mark 81]
    • BLU-32B or BLU-1C/B fire bombs
    • CBU-12, CBU-22 or CBU-24 cluster bombs
    • SUU-14 bomb dispenser
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You should make a proper suggestion on it.Then Gaijin could consider it.

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IIRC it has been suggested long ago.

There’s quite a few other aircraft of a roughly similar niche, basically all armed jet trainers (Hawk, MB-326, MB-329, Albatros, Provost, …) which could be added. The only armed jet trainers we have so far are the Saab 105 series, iirc, so hopefully there will be more in the future.

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Yeah those trainer jets can be a great option for CAS.Specially Italy needs them.

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It’s a type that’s been suggested before, but with the changes to the official site maybe it’s time to refresh their minds.

There is one thing…

  • Missiles: AIM-9 Sidewinder

They were tested on the YAT-37D which were the prototypes converted form T-37s. They were not selected for the true A-37 though and I don’t recall any hanging off the export planes either. However this could be actually be a positive as it simplifies the BR significantly without having to notch it upwards because of guided missiles. There’s still plenty of rockets, bomb, gunpods and other not so niceties.

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i didn’t know it was suggested before if i knew that i would have let it be lol. Only downfall with the A-37 is it don’t have countermeasures. Well same with the F-4C Phantom II but most good pilots can work with no countermeasures.

Didn’t they train during Viet-Nam with a prototype from a YT vid and Wikipedia it looked like they were testing it plus training

I know that some foreign A-37 operated used AAM’s on them, Chile for example used Shafrir AAM’s on their A-37’s

Also here is a US & Peruvian AF A-37 with payloads

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why do they look similar the A-37 Dragonfly (Super Tweet) and Britian’s Strikemaster Mk.88

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Well: Convergent evolution - Wikipedia

I’m a biologist, and it always fascinated me how those biological principles also apply to aviation a lot. Show me a plane and I tell you how it flies and what it does…

What “niche” it occupies, so to speak.

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A-37B Dragonfly still in service in Colombia

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Im salvadorian and I was searching for a salvadorian aircraft so I found this aircraft and want to fly it on the game, also the uh1h Guardian is on the game