Drawing - Paul Matt - Cessna 120/140
Brand Kiona Publishing, Inc.
The Cessna 120 was an economy version of the 140 produced, which was produced simultaneously. It had the same engine as the 140, but lacked wing flaps. The rear-cabin "D" side windows and electrical system (radios, lights, battery and starter) were optional. A 120 outfitted with every factory option would be nearly equivalent to a 140, but the International Cessna 120/140 Association believes that no 120s were originally built this way. Despite this, many decades' of owner-added options have rendered many 120s almost indistinguishable from a 140 aside from the absence of wing flaps. The 120 was dropped from production upon introduction of the 140A in 1949.
The Cessna 140 was originally equipped with a Continental C-85-12 or C-85-12F horizontally opposed, air-cooled, four-cylinder piston engine of 85 hp (63 kW). The Continental C-90-12F or C-90-14F of 90 hp (67 kW) was optional, as was the 108 hp (81 kW) Lycoming O-235-C1 engine, an aftermarket installation authorized in the type certificate. This model had a metal fuselage and fabric wings with metal control surfaces. The larger Cessna 170 was a four-seat 140 with a more powerful engine.
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Length: 21 ft 6 in. (6.55 m)
- Wingspan: 33 ft 4 in. (10.16 m)
- Height: 6 ft 3 in. (1.91 m)
- Wing area: 159.3 ft2 (14.80 m2)
- Empty weight: 690 lb (404 kg)
- Powerplant: Continental C-85 horizontally opposed, 85 hp (63 kw)
- Maximum airspeed: 125 mph (201 km/h)
- Cruise Speed: 105 mph (169 km/h)
- Stall Speed: 45 mph
- Service Ceiling: 15,500 ft (4,700 m)
- Rate of Climb: 680 ft/min (3.5 m/s)
- Range: 450 miles (391 km)
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