Cessna 172 Skyhawk (early models) & 175 Skylark

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeFour seat light aircraft
  • Powerplants172 - One 110kW (145hp) Continental O-300A flat six piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch McCauley propeller. 175A - One 120kW (175hp) Continental GO300C geared flat six. 172F - One 110kW (145hp) Continental O300C.
  • Performance172 - Max speed 217km/h (117kt), cruising speed 200km/h (108kt). Initial rate of climb 660ft/min. Service ceiling 15,100ft. Range with no reserves 1000km (539nm). 175A - Max speed 236km/h (128kt), max cruising speed 225km/h (121kt), long range cruising speed 170km/h (91kt). Initial rate of climb 850ft/min. Service ceiling 15,900ft. Range with no reserves 957km (517nm). 172F - Max speed 222km/h (120kt), max cruising speed 211km/h (114kt), long range cruising speed 164km/h (88kt). Initial rate of climb 645ft/min. Service ceiling 13,100ft. Max range with no reserves 1158km (625nm).
  • Weights172 - Empty 572kg (1260lb), max takeoff 998kg (2200lb). 175A - Empty 607kg (1339lb), max takeoff 1066kg (2350lb). 172F - Empty 599kg (1320lb), max takeoff 1043kg (2300lb).
  • Dimentions172 - Wing span 10.92m (35ft 10in), length 8.20m (26ft 11in), height 2.59m (8ft 6in). Wing area 16.2m2 (175sq ft). 175A - Wing span 10.97m (36ft 0in), length 8.08m (26ft 6in), height 2.72m (8ft 11in). 172F - Wing span 11.02m (36ft 2in), length 8.07m (26ft 6in), height 2.72m (8ft 11in).
  • CapacityTypical seating for four in all models.
  • ProductionTotal Cessna 172 family production over 42,500, of which the civil Continental powered models account for about 15,800. Production ran from 1955 to 1967. Approximately 2190 Skylarks built.

The Cessna 172 is without uncertainty the best mass delivered light airplane ever. From 1955 through to 1967 the 172 was fueled by the six chamber Continental O-300, preceding this motor was supplanted by the four barrel Lycoming O-320.

The Cessna 172 began life as a generally basic tricycle undercarriage advancement of the taildragger 170, with a reasonably essential level of standard gear. Initially flight was in November 1955. The 172 turned into an overnight deals achievement and in excess of 1400 were implicit 1956, its first full year of creation.

The essential 172 stayed in creation until supplanted by the 172a of right on time 1960. The 172a presented a cleared back tail and rudder, while the 172b recently 1960 presented a shorter undercarriage, gear changes and surprisingly the Skyhawk name for the Deluxe choice.

The 172d of 1963 presented the chop down back fuselage with wraparound back window. The 172f presented electric folds and was inherent France by Reims Cessna as the F172 through to 1971. It additionally shaped the premise for the US Air Force's T-41a Mescalero essential coach. The 172g of 1966 presented a more pointed spinner, while the 172h was the last Continental controlled 172.

The 175 (Skylark for the Deluxe alternative) then was controlled by a 130kw (175hp) adapted GO-300, the GO-300 fueled P172d Powermatic of 1963 had a consistent pace prop. The 1966 R172e had a Continental IO-360 and a steady speed prop. It was implicit France as the Fr172 Reims Rocket.

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