Cessna Model A

Touring Aircraft

Cessna AW NC8782 Yanks Air Museum Chino, CA © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Cessna Model A is a series of single-engine four-seat light touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company.
The second letter of the Model designation (eg AW) shows the installed engine model. Model AA (14 built) was powered by Anzani 10 (89kW / 120hp), Model AC (only 1 built) was powered by a 97kW/130hp Comet engine. Model AF (3 built) had a Floco/Axelson with 112kW/150hp and the Model AS (4 built) a Siemens-Halske engine (93kW / 125hp). The main production Model AW (48 built) as shown in the specs is equipped with the Warner Scarab 97kW/125hp. The Cessna Model BW of which 13 have been built is a three-seat variant with a 164kW/220hp Wright J-5 engine.
Crew1
Passengers3
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWarner Scarab 29
Engine Power93 kW125 hp
max. Cruise Speed178 km/h96 kts
  110 mph
Speed206 km/h111 kts
  128 mph
Service Ceiling3.658 m12.000 ft
Empty Weight556 kg1.226 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.025 kg2.260 lbs
Wing Span12,24 m40 ft 2 in
Wing Area20,8 m224 ft
Length7,52 m24 ft 8 in
Height2,11 m6 ft 11 in
First Flight1927
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1927-1929
Total Production83
FAA TCDSATC72
Data for (Version)Cessna AW
VariantsAA, AC, AF, AS, AW, BW

[Photo-ID: 6270] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Cessna AW, , NC8782, c/n 167, Karsten Palt, 2012Cessna
AW
Reg.: NC8782
c/n: 167
 
flyable, West Wind II
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6271] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Cessna AW, , NC8782, c/n 167, Karsten Palt, 2012Cessna
AW
Reg.: NC8782
c/n: 167
 
flyable, West Wind II
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]