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Cessna 172 - United States, 1956


Detailing the development and operational history of the Cessna 172 Light Utility Aircraft.


 Entry last updated on 8/2/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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The Cessna 172 has proven a critical commercial success for the Cessna Aircraft Company to the tune of 43,000 units built since 1956.







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Cessna 172 Specifications



Service Year: 1956
Type: Light Utility Aircraft
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Cessna Aircraft Company - USA
Total Production: 43,000


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



Operating Crew (Typical): 1 + 3
Overall Length: 27.17 feet (8.28 meters)
Overall Width: 36.09 feet (11.00 meters)
Overall Height: 8.92 feet (2.72 meters)

Weight (Empty): 1,640 lb (744 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,557 lb (1,160 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



Engine: (Variable): 1 x Continental O-300 six-cylinder, air-cooled engine developing 145 horsepower; 1 x Textron Lycoming IO-360-L2A engine of 180 horsepower.

Maximum Speed: 162 knots (186 mph; 300 kph)
Maximum Range: 640 nautical miles (736 miles; 1,185 km)
Service Ceiling: 14,009 feet (4,270 meters; 2.65 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 730 feet-per-minute (223 m/min)

Armament / Mission Payload



None.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)



Austria; Australia; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Ecuador; Finland; France; Guatemala; Honduras; Iraq; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Liberia; Lithuania; Madagascar; Norway; Pakistan; Philippines; Portugal; Russia; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Africa; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States

Model Variants



172
172A
172B
172C
172D
172E
172F
172G
172H
172I
172J
172J
172K
172L
172M
172N
172O
172P
172Q "Cutlass"
172R
172RG "Cutlass"
172S
Reims FR172J
R172K "Hawk XP"
172TD
172 Electric
T-41 "Mescalero"


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Cessna 172 Cockpit



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