Cessna 120. A photo. Technical data.
Cessna 120. A photo. Technical data.

Cessna 120. A photo. Technical data.


Cessna 120 - a multi-purpose single-engine aircraft ultralight aircraft, capable of carrying on its board 2 people. The first prototype of the Cessna aircraft 120 made flight in late July 1945 years, however, the very aircraft entered into mass production only after a year, and since the end of the year 1946, the plane began to actively operate.


Cessna 120 photo


Given the fact that the production of aircraft the Cessna 120 began immediately after the Second World War, the aircraft manufacturer could not provide aircraft of this type everyone, and was originally an aircraft intended exclusively for the delivery of postal items and private use, however, since about 1948 year, due to the aircraft Cessna 120, American aircraft manufacturer and reliably for a very long period has secured the title of one of the best aircraft manufacturers in the world.


Photo Cessna 120


Practical flight range of the Cessna 120 732 kilometers, however, given the fact that the aircraft was made in the middle of 40-ies of the last century, it was enough milking travel between major cities and airports.

The fuselage is ultra-light aircraft is an all-metal, and, it refers to the entire fuselage as a whole, except for the wing skin, which is to improve the performance of web was introduced.

All aircraft production while the Cessna 120, 500 was released about units of the aircraft, after which, the American Aircraft Corporation introduced a more modern models with promising performance and more efficient lёtnymi qualities.


Photo Cessna 120


One of the interesting features of the aircraft Cessna 120 is that produced by its various equipment models - cheaper is not equipped with electrical appliances (lights, radio, etc.), and, just like the popularity surrendered to aircraft, since the private use of it it was not mandatory. In addition, the management plane, Cessna 120 pilot could not rely on the use of flaps, as they are, in essence, it was not.

To disperse, and then take off, the aircraft the Cessna 120 154 requires only a meter straight section, while as for planting will be enough distance in meters 70.

Currently, to meet Cessna 120 plane can be either in museums or in private collections. At the same time, of the nearly five hundred units of equipment issued to date it remained only about a hundred aircraft of this model, most of which took place a thorough repair. Most of the aircraft remains in operation to this day, but because of the rarity, and this is one of the first aircraft produced by the Cessna Aircraft, operated model can be seen infrequently.


Specifications Cessna 120.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people
  • aircraft Length: 6,6 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,24 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,92 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 349 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 658 kg .;
  • Maximum Capacity: 309 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 174 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 203 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 732 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4700 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C85-12;
  • Power: 85 hp


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