This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.
From the Minicraft website:
The Cessna 172 is the “big brother” 4 passenger Cessna compared to the Classic 2 passenger Cessna 150. With a larger airframe and more powerful engine, the Cessna 172 has a longer range higher top speed and greater carrying capacity than earlier models. The Cessna 172 is the modern counterpart to the classic Cessna 150. The Cessna 172 is operated by private owners and in commercial service world-wide. This plastic assembly kit features engraved surface, recessed panel lines and tri-cycle landing gear. This new kit features new markings and decals that can be “customized” by the builder to represent both USA and Canadian aircraft.