Aero Digest: June, 1947
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The CESSNA 190 and 195

Aero Digest: June, 1947

Following a record of production and sales of two-place lightplanes equaled by only a small number of manufacturers since V-J day, Cessna Aircraft announces the expansion of its line by offering to the public two new four-place models, the 190 and the 195.
In direct contrast with the 85-hp, lightweight 120 and 140, the new versions are big, roomy, faster and more luxurious planes, designed particularly to fit into the rapidly growing "executive" market. The manufacturer claims it to be the largest and roomiest postwar plane in the four-place class.

In All But Power

The 190 and 195 are identical throughout except for the engines. The 190 is powered with a 240-hp Continental, 7-cyl radial and cruises slightly better than 160 mph. The 195 has a 300-hp Jacobs, 7-cyl radial and cruises over 165 mph. The construction is all-metal, high-wing, and Cessna’s unique chrome-vanadium landing gear -- on which no failures have been recorded in approximately 4,000 two-place models in the hands of owners -- is incorporated.

(All tests made at 3,350 gross load)
Model 190Model 195
Top Speedover 170 mphover 180 mph
Cruising Speedover 160 mphover 165 mph
(at 7,000 ft., 70% power)
Range (80 gal fuel)over 700 milesover 700 miles
Rate of Climb1,050 fpm1,200 fpm
Service Ceiling16,000 ft18,300 ft
(both models)
Length27 ft 2 in
Height7 ft 2 in
Wing Span36 ft 2 in
Engine190: 240 hp Continental
195: 275 hp Jacobs
Overall Cabin Length104 in
Door43 in high, 31 in wide
Luggage Door25 in high, 22 in wide
Empty Weight190: 2,030 lb
195: 2,050 lb
Gross Weight3,350 lb
Luggage Allowable200 lb

Excellent climb performance enables the planes to operate out of small fields; high useful loads and a range exceeding 700 miles enhance their utility for business purposes. The interior of the cabin is luxurious throughout. Richly upholstered seat cushions, constructed of no-sag springs and foam rubber, provide both comfort and good looks.
There is ample leg room between the front and rear seats and the rear seat is practically wide enough to accommodate three persons. The two front seats are adjustable through a 14-in range forward and backward. A ventilating system, in connection with the cabin heaters, makes air regulation possible in any kind of weather. The large luggage compartment, with a convenient door located on the outside, has a capacity of 200 lb. The compartment is also accessible from the back seat during flight.

Extra Advantages

Additional features are a retractable step, through-over control and Dynafocal engine suspension to reduce noise and vibration. Both models are equipped with complete instrumental-flight panels, two-way radios with loud speakers, Hamilton Standard constant-speed propellers and landing lights.
The price of the Cessna 190 is $12,750 and that of the 195 $13,750, at Wichita.
The over-all appearance is reminiscent of Cessna’s pre-war Airmaster, which was a four-place aircraft with a Warner radial engine of somewhat less power. The earlier model was fabric-covered and had an oleo-type landing gear.

Cessna's 195, all-metal, four-place model in flight. It features a 7-cylinder radial engine, constant speed propellor and the exclusive chrome-vanadium landing-gear strut. The luxurious cabin is roomy and provides large windows for the passengers.

Cessna 195

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