The CESSNA 190 and 195
Aero Digest: June, 1947Following 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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