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C182 A, B, C, D
C182 E, F, G, H
C182 J, K, L, M Skylane
C182 N Skylane
C182 P,Q 1979 to 1980
C182 Q II 1981 after
C182T Skylane 2003
T182T Turbo-Skylane

Cessna 182 Skylane history, performance and specifications

The popular Cessna 182 began as a tricycle-undercarriage development of the Cessna 180. It appeared in 1956 as the 182, and from the 182A of 1957 was known as the Skylane, changing only slightly at the 182B, in 1959. With the 182C the swept tail was introduced, and a third side cabin window was added. The E added the cut-down rear fuselage and wrap-around 'omni-vision' rear window.

Retracting undercarriage came with the Skylane RG of 1977. Subsequent changes included elliptical rear side windows (182G), tubular steel undercarriage (182P), an enlarged fin fillet (from 1973), and turbocharger (182R).

Cessna 182's were also built in Argentina, and designated A182s, and by Reims Aviation, France, as F182s.
Production ceased in 1985, but resumed in 1996 with the 182S.

21,864 (including 169 R182s by Reims) built through to 1985. 182S deliveries began April 1997. 332 built by Sept 30 1998.