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Cessna 120

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Type: Civilian

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Information on the 120

The Cessna 120 and the Cessna 140 are single engine, two-seat, light general aviation aircraft that were first produced in 1946, just following the end of World War II. Production ended in 1950, and was later succeeded by the Cessna 150, another two-seat trainer. Between the 120 and the 140, Cessna sold 7,000 airplanes in the five years that the aircraft were produced.

The Cessna 120 was an economy version of the 140 produced at the same time and intended for the flight training market. It had the same engine as the 140, but does not have flaps. The cabin "D" side windows and electrical system (radios, lights, battery and starter) were optional.

Source: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Cessna 140".



120 Specifications

Crew: one pilot
Capacity: one passenger
Length: 21 ft 6 in (6.6 m)
Wingspan: 32 ft 10 in (10.0 m)
Wing area: 167 ft? (16 m?)
Empty: 770 to 900 lb (349 to 408 kg)
Maximum takeoff: 1,450 lb (658 kg)
Powerplant: 1x Continental C-85-12
Cruise speed: 94 knots (174 km/h) at 75% power
Maximum Range: 395 nautical miles (732 km)
Service ceiling: 15,500 ft (4,700 m)
Rate of climb: 750 ft/min (230 m/min)
Takeoff ground roll: 773 ft (236 m)
Landing ground roll: 233 ft (71 m)

Common modifications to the Cessna 120 and 140 include "metalized" wings, where the fabric is replaced with sheet aluminum, and the installation of landing gear extenders to reduce the tendency of the aircraft to nose-over on application of heavy braking.


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